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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Six things I did this summer

Six things I did this summer

I’ve had a wonderful summer break, though I’m not sure how relaxing it was. Here’s a catch-up of what I got up to.

On patience

On patience

Time marches on and if you’re patient enough, it delights you.

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

This year our pine nut tree is tall enough to be our outdoor Christmas tree!

Where are the avocados?

Where are the avocados?

We have a lot of trees at The Outpost, but we don’t have any avocado. It’s not just because we’re saving to build a house.

Planting peanuts

Planting peanuts

I’m feeling more on top of things in the garden, so I’m growing something new.

My happy place

My happy place

3 years ago I wrote about my frustration at my new garden. Today, it is my happy place.

Paying for my cow’s farts

Paying for my cow’s farts

How will the proposed agricultural emissions scheme affect my little farm and tiny cattle herd?

Vegetables that pay off

Vegetables that pay off

All things considered, what vegetables deliver the best returns on investment in the garden?

Tidying the berry house

Tidying the berry house

The berries are flowering, so it’s time to secure the berry house against birds. If only it were that simple!

The shopping spree

The shopping spree

I spent my 40th birthday buying and planting trees. 16 year old me would be horrified.

Why I don’t keep bees

Why I don’t keep bees

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.

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