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Weekly tales from the Outpost

The visitor

The visitor

We’ve a new friend at The Outpost. An Airedale Terrier named Hine Toa.

The beauty of weeds

The beauty of weeds

Looking at the beauty provided by some of the weeds on the property, and getting a bit philosophical about it.

The composting toilet

The composting toilet

Pooping is such a basic part of every life. We’ve got a little closer to our poop since we moved to The Outpost by composting it through our composting toilet.

Cooking in compost

Cooking in compost

In my garden, there is a big compost pile generating a whole lot of heat. So I tried cooking in compost – and it worked!

Fungi friends

Fungi friends

Following a huge rain, a bunch of mushrooms and fungi have begun to bloom.

Planting leeks

Planting leeks

It’s time to plant leeks! There’s a bit of a trick to harvesting a good leek, so I thought I’d take a moment to show you how.

Digger dog

Digger dog

It turns out our dog, Roxy, just looooves to dig!

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.