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.
In attempting to work out where he came from, I uncovered the life story of my great great grandfather, John William Lewis.
A light and deceptively simple dessert that can be made in a range of flavour combinations depending on what’s available and what sounds yum!
A guide to, and explanation of, the names we have given to places around our property.
A round-up of how our little collection of citrus is growing.
I know we all joke we’re two-degrees of separation from anyone else in New Zealand. But Richard and I have closer links to the land we live on than we could have imagined.
The coffee trees have started fruiting!
A sudden whim leads to an impressive collection of family history – and some new leads on the Smith sisters.