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On My Mind is Preparing for a Holiday

In a few days time we will be heading to NZ to catch up with family and friends and meet some new additions to the family. But before we go we have a lot to do. We have house sitters coming to look after the cat the dog and the chickens and I need to prepare...
The Soil Factory

The Soil Factory

Here at our place we have a dedicated team who make good garden soil for us.  They are the best kind of staff you can get. Willing to work 7 days a week without complaint.  Paid in food and water and a roof over their heads.  And as a bonus they actually give us some...
Preserving on a Small Scale

Preserving on a Small Scale

Well I have to admit that I love to preserve food.  The trouble is that there is just Hubby and I so we really do not need large amounts of any one preserve.  I mean making 12 jars of strawberry jam when you use less than one jar of jam every 2 months means that you...
Well Hello Jack

Well Hello Jack

This morning I had a little sleep in, well till 7am anyway. As I went about my first jobs for the day (the first jobs of every day) of letting the dog off and feeding the chickens, I took a moment to watch my breath catch in the cold morning air. Then it occurred to...

On My Mind is Catching up with Family

In just over a week, all going well with the Ash clouds, I will be catching up with my family to celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday. I was born and raised in New Zealand and lived there till I was 16 when I left to live in Southern Chile near where the volcano is...