We put the chickens into the poly tunnel over winter. It was good for the chickens because they got a warm home, with plenty of seeds and bugs and green things to eat and scratch. It was good for the poly tunnel too, because the chickens got rid of bugs and plants and seeds from […]
So, Autumn is here. That means foggy mornings, windy afternoons and chilly nights. And apples. I woke up one morning recently and went outside – in my pyjamas – to pick this basket of apples. They were crisp and super tasty. It’s apple season, and with all the apples we are being gifted […]
Spring is just so magical isn’t it. I’ve been enjoying wandering around our garden so much. I’m learning about our plants’ life cycles and what plants grow well here as well as learning things like what the chickens prefer to eat (daikon leaves) and what they leave alone (silverbeet, rhubarb). It’s no secret. I […]
Spring has sprung!
It is so good to feel the warmth and joy of spring! We have had a pleasant winter, in my opinion, but spring is something wonderful. Here are some things I love about spring: New life in the garden! Planting food for the next season Birds Warmer and longer days Weekends spent completely outside Outdoor […]
Snow at Fangorn Farm!
We woke up on Monday, August 3, to the sight of snow lying thick all over our property. We were so excited. There was lots of squealing! Tasmania experienced a freak snow event, where it was snowing right down to sea level on Monday and Wednesday. We had snow resting on our property up to […]
We have had a wonderful season of growing food this summer! I’m so grateful for Monte, who has done all the work and made it possible! This summer and autumn we have had/are having great crops of: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, jalapeños, garlic, lettuce, strawberries, apples, blueberries, blackberries and eggs! We have also grown potatoes, […]
September Garden Joys
I’m not blogging much. I keep thinking of things that might make an interesting blog post but then life, or exhaustion, gets in the way! daffodils everywhere! We are getting so much joy from the garden! Things are just blooming! We have a lot of apricot blossom this year, so we are hoping for a […]
I think August has been my favourite month this year. So much good has happened. So much to be grateful for. One thing I am grateful for is the weather we have had. It has been so beautiful. Lately it has been much like Spring! We haven’t had much winter weather, which is pleasant but […]
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