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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Growing garlic

Growing garlic

A little history about my love-affair with growing garlic, and a peek into the future.

Return of the garden center

Return of the garden center

On the first day of Level 2, I made a trip to the one place I missed most: the garden center.

Tomatogeddon

Tomatogeddon

The garden has started going bonkers. I’ve currently got an avalanche of tomatoes going on – in May.

Imagining a house

Imagining a house

Lately I’ve been thinking about what a real house at The Outpost might look like.

Lurverly luffas

Lurverly luffas

The story of my failure to grow very many luffas.

Our first drought

Our first drought

Our lifestyle block is officially in the middle of a drought. So, how are we doing?

A trusted tool

A trusted tool

When you own the equivalent of 5 city blocks, sometimes you can’t see what’s going on at the other end.

Leaving The Outpost

Leaving The Outpost

Leaving a farm is really hard, but we managed to get away for a couple of days this weekend, and I’m happy we did.

I love my worms

I love my worms

Our worms are probably the animal that pulls their weight best here at Orotere. They take my snotty tissues and coffee grounds, and turn them into black gold.