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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Trees that count

Trees that count

Last week I went on a planting spree and we got 70 native trees into the soil.

Learning to farm

Learning to farm

I’ve had to learn how to look after my land and animals. Here’s what I’ve done so far.

A bush engagement

A bush engagement

He asked me to marry him! The story of how Richard and I got engaged.

Interpreting my soil test

Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Why our wetland is important

Why our wetland is important

One of our paddocks was once a very valuable ecosystem. I’ve got plans to return it to its former glory.

My brilliant broccoli

My brilliant broccoli

This year my broccoli has really pumped. Here’s what I did, and what I learned along the way.

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.