After last year’s disaster season, how is the garlic growing in 2022?
I spent my 40th birthday buying and planting trees. 16 year old me would be horrified.
You’d think with so much native bush (and with more trees planted each year), we might put in a few bee hives at The Outpost. But we won’t be. Here’s why.
I’ve been thinking and scheming – and I think I’ve come up with a plan for our first area of ‘food forest’.
This week I spent $13 on a piece of fruit – and it was worth every cent. But can I grow good mangoes in New Zealand? Well, I’m going to give it a try!
The rain fell quite spectacularly this week. We’re now in our fourth year of weather monitoring, so how wet has the last year been?
It’s been an unexpectedly dry week, so we got some things done.
We’ve finally planted our collection of cane berries into the ground!
We’ve got too many potatoes so I’m looking for new ways to use them. Turns out, a Sally Lunn is a pretty excellent way to use them.
It’s taken nearly 3 years but I realised that all our space and wind make a fantastic combination for kite flying, so I bought a kite.
The storms last weekend brought down a couple of nīkau palms near our fence line. How did we sort this one out?
We’ve had a bit of a poultry shuffle. The ducks have found a better home, and we’ve gone max chicken!
It’s been on my ‘to-do’ list for a while, but last week I finally created my succulent garden.
Last year, my garlic crop failed big and hard. This year, I’m nervous and more subdued about planting again.
Gorse is an unfortunate reality of owning farmland in New Zealand. This week I got out and sprayed some.
Part four of my hunt for details of the lives of my great-great aunts, the Smith sisters.