June in the Vegie Patch

It’s finally chilly! Took a while, but we got there – and hurrah I say. Hurrah for a natural end to pests, to the slowing down of weed growth and a break from the intensity of the autumn vegie patch. It’s time to play! Winter provides a window for fun stuff – an opportunity to […]

June in the Vegie Patch

There’s a new guild of plants in my vegie patch – I’m calling them the survivors. These are the crops that made it through the big storm. Root crops – hidden underground were fine; parsley, rocket, cress, perennial leeks and kale all handled it and are heads up again for harvesting. Insure yourself against climatic […]

June in the Orchard (…and pondering Food Forests)

Such wonderful synchronicity, as the vegie patch slows down we need to spend some time with our fruit trees. Release and spray Release the base of your trees (mine are still knee high in grass that wont stop growing!) and mulch them. You really don’t need to put your back out (and disturb the animal […]

A Warming Cup of Winter Chai

Chai becomes my favourite cup at this time of year.  I’ve tried lots of pre mixed teas but none comes close to own made. Such a warming and nourishing drink, the joy of which definitely depends on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. I wouldn’t for instance try to take a shortcut with a […]