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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Animal tales, part 2

Animal tales, part 2

Nature gets very random when given the chance. Some more animal tales from The Outpost.

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Our cows are ready to sell, and the market is good. But it’s still hard to say goodbye to the livestock we’ve looked after for 12 months.

The garlic bed

The garlic bed

An update on how the garlic is growing, and how you can help your own crop do well this year.

Our chicken coop

Our chicken coop

After I decided I was ready for chickens, I had to find them a house. 3 years down the track, I evaluate how I did.

The catnip swale

The catnip swale

The story of Kat’s Nip and working out how to grow enough to supply demand.

Turning worms into chickens

Turning worms into chickens

How I turned a wodge of worms into 3 egg-laying machines and made my poultry economically sustainable.

Trees that count

Trees that count

Last week I went on a planting spree and we got 70 native trees into the soil.

Learning to farm

Learning to farm

I’ve had to learn how to look after my land and animals. Here’s what I’ve done so far.

A bush engagement

A bush engagement

He asked me to marry him! The story of how Richard and I got engaged.

Interpreting my soil test

Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Why our wetland is important

Why our wetland is important

One of our paddocks was once a very valuable ecosystem. I’ve got plans to return it to its former glory.