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Weekly tales from the Outpost

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.

The garlic bed

The garlic bed

An update on how the garlic is growing, and how you can help your own crop do well this year.

Our chicken coop

Our chicken coop

After I decided I was ready for chickens, I had to find them a house. 3 years down the track, I evaluate how I did.

The catnip swale

The catnip swale

The story of Kat’s Nip and working out how to grow enough to supply demand.

Turning worms into chickens

Turning worms into chickens

How I turned a wodge of worms into 3 egg-laying machines and made my poultry economically sustainable.