August in the Vegie Patch

I know I’m repeating myself here, but it’s worth it to get some cover up. It’s cold out. You put on a jersey, so do the same for your plants. The toasty warm soil will really get your seedlings going. If you are on free draining loamy soils then you’ll be able to work your […]

Silverbeet, Lentil and Lemon Soup

Hands up those that grow silverbeet and don’t use it – go on don’t be shy! Many a kiwi garden sports unused silverbeets. Here’s a delicious soup that uses lots of leaves to fill you with vim and vigour. Silverbeet, lentil and lemon soup recipe 250g green lentils 12 big silverbeet leaves, or perpetual spinach […]

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 […]