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Farm Update: April 2017

Nothing like a conversation with real farmers to remind you of how unrealistic your best intentions were… Ok, on re-reading that first sentence it sounds like these farmers are being awful. They aren’t. They are wonderful. It’s just that they completely understand the monumental amount of work we’ve taken on (because they live this life… Read more »

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Farm Life – an update

It’s been a while since I’ve done a farm update. It’s been a while because we’ve had so much rain. SO much rain! I was at the Post Office the other day (Ok, quick clarification here – the ‘Post Office’ is also our general store/irrigation supply/take out food place where you catch up on anything happening… Read more »

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Little things…

Since moving to our property, things haven’t really been going our way. Much of it from trying to take on too much too soon. We lost quite a few trees in the summer heat for example. In hindsight, we were a little naive. So when we decided to invest a few thousand dollars in top… Read more »

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September Week 2: Hay Bales & Gophers

This week hasn’t been as interesting as the past few weeks and certainly doesn’t make for as nice photos. But yet it was just as important. We found a wonderful farmer in Murrumbateman where we could buy massive hay bales from. We’ll be using these to lay over our orchard. We wanted to make sure… Read more »

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September Week 1: Planting the Orchard & Bogging the Tractor

Life always seems to throw you a few curve balls when you least need them (but then when do you ever need them) and in keeping a promise to my husband, it’s always going to be family first and blog second. Which is why I’ve been a little quiet on blog land. Because life goes… Read more »

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July week3: Fruit tree anyone?

This week was all about my kitchen garden… well my orchard really. I have always owned lemon and lime trees, but now I have 23 acres to play with, I thought it was time to expand my collection. Needless to say, I’ve gone a little crazy. My husband, the financial controller in our family, started to… Read more »

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July week2: Our week and our garden

This week ‘everything’ finally fell into place. Our 130m driveway on our property was finished, the septic tank was dropped into its spot, the water tank area was leveled and the 3 bay shed started to get put up. The shed might not sound like much but we need it so we can connect power… Read more »

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Do you have a budding green thumb in your family?

I love gardening, but so far most of our gardening has centred around what we can eat. I’ve been thinking about expanding our interest, especially since our children are at an age where they love to help. But having moved to the Canberra region only recently, I’ve been a little stumped as to what we… Read more »