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Weekly tales from the Outpost

The roosters

The roosters

A couple of months ago, we welcomed some new chickens, and now the roosters are crowing.

Animal tales part 3

Animal tales part 3

Our lives are made richer by the creatures we share The Outpost with. Every so often I write out some short stories about them. This is the third post in that series.

The lazy woman’s garden

The lazy woman’s garden

I’m getting lazy and spending less time in the garden. But we’re still harvesting fresh food regularly. How? I’m letting nature do the gardening for me.

A slew of updates

A slew of updates

Generally, I blog about what’s new, and what’s going on right now. Today, I’m looking back and providing some updates on stuff from the past 2 years.

Sourcing native trees

Sourcing native trees

In order to plant native trees, we need to source native trees. I went tree-hunting this week.

The zoo grows again

The zoo grows again

One person’s problem became our new friends with the arrival of 7 new chooks.

The visitor

The visitor

We’ve a new friend at The Outpost. An Airedale Terrier named Hine Toa.

The beauty of weeds

The beauty of weeds

Looking at the beauty provided by some of the weeds on the property, and getting a bit philosophical about it.

The composting toilet

The composting toilet

Pooping is such a basic part of every life. We’ve got a little closer to our poop since we moved to The Outpost by composting it through our composting toilet.

Cooking in compost

Cooking in compost

In my garden, there is a big compost pile generating a whole lot of heat. So I tried cooking in compost – and it worked!

Fungi friends

Fungi friends

Following a huge rain, a bunch of mushrooms and fungi have begun to bloom.

Planting leeks

Planting leeks

It’s time to plant leeks! There’s a bit of a trick to harvesting a good leek, so I thought I’d take a moment to show you how.

Digger dog

Digger dog

It turns out our dog, Roxy, just looooves to dig!