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Weekly tales from the Outpost

Our first drought

Our first drought

Our lifestyle block is officially in the middle of a drought. So, how are we doing?

A trusted tool

A trusted tool

When you own the equivalent of 5 city blocks, sometimes you can’t see what’s going on at the other end.

Leaving The Outpost

Leaving The Outpost

Leaving a farm is really hard, but we managed to get away for a couple of days this weekend, and I’m happy we did.

I love my worms

I love my worms

Our worms are probably the animal that pulls their weight best here at Orotere. They take my snotty tissues and coffee grounds, and turn them into black gold.

Lazarus lemons

Lazarus lemons

I’ve owned this lemon tree since it was a tiny stick. I’ve not always treated it very well, but now it’s living its best life.

The ducks

The ducks

A little introduction to our ducks, how we look after them, and what we plan to do with them.

Making hay (while the sun shines)

Making hay (while the sun shines)

I’ve recently begun reading a couple of books by Ruth Stout. I’m so inspired that I’ve decided to start a new project.

2019 in review

2019 in review

A year ago today, I visited The Outpost for the first time. I had no idea that barely 6 months later, it’d be mine…

Banana farmer

Banana farmer

We’ve planted some bananas on the farm!

New chick in town

New chick in town

Lady Gaga (the chicken) has gone broody, so we’re giving her the gift of motherhood this Christmas!

Animal tales

Animal tales

A collection of short stories about the animals on our lifestyle block.

Bush baby

Bush baby

A little bit about our native bush and what grows there.