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Preparing for Spring

Preparing for Spring

Here in QLD we have a very short winter and as this is only the second full winter we have been on the farm I am still trying to work out the seasons and weather cycles.  So far it seems like we get a 6 month Summer, and 2 months each of Autumn, Winter and Spring but...
In The Garden

In The Garden

I have been out in the garden this week taking stock of what I have going on and trying to put together a plan of attack for my spring time blitz. In just over a weeks time I have 2 weeks off work to do a stack of jobs around the farm.  Yes I have just had a holiday...
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Last week I found a few sad looking carrots in the bottom of the fridge and being someone who does not like things to be wasted I decided that a carrot cake was in order. This is really a very easy cake to make and is dairy free as long as you do not add a cream...
Animals in the Garden

Animals in the Garden

I like to have interesting things in my garden and I have a particular liking for animals, of the man made variety. The latest addition to the garden is “piggy” who flew back from NZ with us. Piggy joins “Kiwi” and “Lamby” yes I...
Chilly New Zealand Days

Chilly New Zealand Days

We have now been back from NZ for a week and just though I would share some photos of a new bridge in New Plymouth NZ where I come from. New Plymouth is a coastal city with a population that loves the outdoors, probably due to the vast numer of outdoor activities...