Weekly tales from the Outpost
Tidying my garden shed
My garden shed is (once again) a mess! Time to tidy it up.
In-ground worm farming
This week I installed some new worm farms directly in the garden.
4 things to consider before buying fruit trees
You’ve finally got a place to plant a fruit tree – but there’s dozens at the garden centre! Which one do you buy?
The International Year of Millets
The UN has declared 2023 the International Year of Millets, so I tried growing some millet.
Autumn garden update
As we hurtle towards winter, I’m working away in my garden to get it ready for next summer.
My first peanut harvest
My first peanut harvest is in!
Pam and Tommy
Six weeks ago we welcomed two new occupants in our zoo – Pam and Tommy.
My favourite way to use our apple harvest.
Chickens love coprosma
An accidental observation leads me down a rabbithole.
Three of our heritage apple trees produced small harvests this year.
Getting over garden overwhelm
Gaining a focus on turning around the garden for another season.
Welcome to the Garden Club!
Join us to keep on top of your garden this year!
Testing the coffee beans
After a recent workshop to learn how to process my own coffee, I put my own coffee beans to the test.
We weren’t entirely unscathed by Gabrielle, but we are left feeling very grateful.
The pursuit of self-sufficiency
We’ve been here a while, so how close are we to being self-sufficient?
Making Nana Retter’s Fruit Cake
Last Christmas I joined a long line of women in my family who have made my great grandmother’s fruit cake.