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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Autumn in the vege garden

Autumn in the vege garden

I haven’t been very attentive to my garden lately, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be eating out of it in the coming months.

The spinster Smiths

The spinster Smiths

Lately I’ve been working on my family history. This week I found my long-lost spinster aunts buried in Karori.

The hill I’ll die upon

The hill I’ll die upon

Richard managed to snag the free use of a digger for an hour, and we did something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS.

Fencing folly

Fencing folly

Simultaneously the most boring, difficult, and utterly necessary bit of owning a farm.

Samurai’s stitches

Samurai’s stitches

Our big cat Sam had a whoopsie, leaving us to make a trip to the vet this week.

Garlic and rosemary salt

Garlic and rosemary salt

I’m always looking for ways to use and store my garlic. Garlic salt is one of my favourites. The addition of rosemary really makes it pop!

New, new cows

New, new cows

Meet the new herd of cows that arrived at The Outpost this week.

Our classic kiwi caravan

Our classic kiwi caravan

I need a non-gardening hobby, so I’m looking to do some restoration work on our 1965 classic kiwi caravan. Come take a peek at her.

Baby chickens!

Baby chickens!

There’s some new arrivals in our flock!