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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Garlic harvest 2020

Garlic harvest 2020

Now the garlic is out of the ground, I take a look at how I did this year.

The shed

The shed

Probably the most-procrastinated and disliked tasks since we moved here is now done!

The egg thief

The egg thief

It turns out our dog, Roxy, and our free-range chickens are… not a good fit.

Fixing the orchard

Fixing the orchard

How our neglected and overgrown orchard gained redemption.

Piggy grumps

Piggy grumps

What do you do when a pig gets into your garden? Well, I have a bit of experience with that one…

My favourite herbs

My favourite herbs

A look into how I grow, and cook with a selection of some of the herbs growing at The Outpost.

Cleaning troughs

Cleaning troughs

With the nicer weather comes some essential lifestyle-block spring cleaning!

Hello, new cows

Hello, new cows

The story of how we got our new angus-cross heifers: Taco, Nacho, Burrito, Goulash, Meatball, and Meatloaf.

A buttload of mulch

A buttload of mulch

I got an offer I couldn’t refuse: a giant ball of mouldy hay.

Animal tales, part 2

Animal tales, part 2

Nature gets very random when given the chance. Some more animal tales from The Outpost.

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Our cows are ready to sell, and the market is good. But it’s still hard to say goodbye to the livestock we’ve looked after for 12 months.