Who said winter was a quiet time on the farm. I have to say we’ve never been busier, preparing, planting and more.
Forest Garden Prep
With many of the trees around the house and old tennis court burned by the bushfire, we set about removing them. We had to use large machinery in many instances, but suffice to say the remaining soil was fairly much … CONTINUE READING →
With recent scares (as well as not-so-recent ones) about the chemicals used in agriculture that DO have the potential to end up in your food, what do you do?
Aside from going and doing your own science degree so that you can understand food labelling systems, and being fastidious at ready every label, and not buying something without one, there are a few choices…
The biggest voice we have is our wallets and the only way to stop large companies using chemicals is to choose NOT … CONTINUE READING →
The last few months of 2012 at ‘Caroola’ were a hive of activity, with many visitors taking the opportunity to help out along the way…
After deciding I needed to take the ‘planning’ approach, rather than just diving head on in to activities around the house and on the farm, I engaged Cam Wilson to look at overall farm design for me. So a fair bit of time was spent collating information, thinking about my objectives and measuring areas.
In between times, the focus was on sorting out inside the house in order to accommodate the family. … CONTINUE READING →