Archives for July 2013

August in the Vegie Patch

August is the month of anticipation for food gardeners. It’s like the excitement you get before the race, or the shift, or the baby. There is joy as you prepare and plan and look forward to. In part, the joy derives from the fact that there is no work involved at this stage – in […]

August in the Orchard

The earlicheer are flowering beneath the fruit trees and the daffodils are pushing their way through – in another month the orchard will be pretty as a picture! Copper spraying time is here for those of you that had either blackspot on apples or leaf curl, brown rot or bladder plum on stonefruits. (Only spray […]

August in the Chookyard

Chooks that had an autumn moult will be back on the lay and needing good protein in their food. Pellets are a complete food, but if like me you are trying to get away from the pellets then what do you do for protein? My chooks get fed sprouted grains, raw milk/ yoghurt and a […]

Herbs for the Winter Blues

Winter greetings. It’s about this time of the cold and wet season that many people experience a bit of the winter blues. I think it is not only natural but necessary for our energy levels to slow down during this time, to allow for some restoration and reflection. The trick is not to feel guilty […]