Low rainfall in summer each year means my garden always suffers. This year, I’m planning to share our water with one bed that really pumps… and grows everything.
Paths are a perhaps overlooked, at yet very important part of the garden. Here’s a look at my trials (and errors).
Every year about this time, our chickens stop laying eggs. Each year I swear I'll be ready for it the next, but it always, always seems to catch me by surprise. One day we'll look in the cupboard and there's no eggs. Our supply is dry. It's part of a natural cycle....
A bed-by-bed tour of the winter vege garden.
Each year I experiment with new garlic varieties to see if they’re worth adding to my “garlic collection”. This year I’m trying 3: Russian Red, Spanish Red, and Kakanui.
I’m slowly learning plants don’t have to be “useful” to be worthwhile. So this week, I planted a flower garden just to put a smile on my face.
A couple of months ago, we welcomed some new chickens, and now the roosters are crowing.
Our lives are made richer by the creatures we share The Outpost with. Every so often I write out some short stories about them. This is the third post in that series.
I’m getting lazy and spending less time in the garden. But we’re still harvesting fresh food regularly. How? I’m letting nature do the gardening for me.
Generally, I blog about what’s new, and what’s going on right now. Today, I’m looking back and providing some updates on stuff from the past 2 years.
Musings on what value we place on our native forest remnants.
In order to plant native trees, we need to source native trees. I went tree-hunting this week.
One person’s problem became our new friends with the arrival of 7 new chooks.
We’ve a new friend at The Outpost. An Airedale Terrier named Hine Toa.
Looking at the beauty provided by some of the weeds on the property, and getting a bit philosophical about it.
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.