Change of Season

cropped-p1000527.jpgHello wonderful world!

It’s been a full & productive time on the farm of late. We are slowly moving out of our busy season and into the slower Summer season. Many of the Winter staples have gone, such as European Spinach, English Spinach, Dill, Dandelion, Flat Leaf Parsley, Ginger, Tumeric, Sweet Potato and Celery. Others are on their last legs, like Coriander, Bok Choy and Silverbeet. Broccoli and Cauliflowers will be over shortly too!! It’s sad to see our winter veges go, but we are equally excited to see all the new fruits and veges growing away madly! I cannot wait to taste new season Pumpkin or Zucchini’s for example! Oh my God and Watermelon!! Crikey…
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Newbie farmers

It has now been about 6 months since we chucked in our professional careers, and our comfortable beach-side lifestyle to move an hour inland and set up our lives on an operational organic farm, just outside a small rural village of barely 300 people. We officially arrived here on the 5th December last year. Continue Reading

Red light, green light

I am sitting on the floor of the caravan as I write this blog. Harry has just crept out of his under-the-bed-den to come and snuggle in my lap. Rach has gone to bed early coz she isn’t feeling 100 percent today. It’s 8.05pm. I’m writing this blog from my laptop, although we have no internet in the van, I can post it later from up at the office in daylight hours. It’s nice to be writing from the comfort of my home – a luxury I haven’t enjoyed since leaving Byron some 4 and a half months ago. Continue Reading

just rookies really

Farming is such a wonderful adventure. Full of challenge, learning and beauty. Not everyone’s cup of tea, no doubt, but accessible for most people. Sure, it’s physical… but there is great physical reward in being physically fit and strong and being outdoors rather than stuck in an office. Continue Reading

What a way to make a living…

Hello friends,

It feels like it has been a while between updates.

Right now, its 5.18am, and we are on the road to the farm. It’s raining heavily outside. The weather forecast predicts rain all week. We are praying for dry weather for next Wednesday – our big moving day! But rain, hail or shine, we will be moving in less than a week, and that’s both amazingly exciting and stunningly sobering! Continue Reading

up early, loving it

Brrrrrinnnnnnggggg…The sound of the alarm at 4am. Dark outside. Dreaming about chickens, weed-mat and road base. Up and shower. Some morning stretches. Kettle on. Prepare our gear. Boots. Gloves. Water. Two thermos’s full of tea. Lunch. Camera. Raincoats. Harry’s Driza-Bone and leash. Quick snack (first breakfast). Pack the car and we’re off. It’s 5.15am. Passenger chooses some tunes for the trip. Continue Reading

the landing pad

Hi friends,

This is Michelle writing tonight on behalf of us both and I am VERY excited to fill you in on the latest from the farm. Our little plot has just been cleared this afternoon! The good weather held out long enough to let Ronnie get the job done. It looks incredible and I was lucky to be there today and get some images of the site being finished. Continue Reading