Category Archives: Obtain a Yield

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Boxing Day

Merry Christmas to you if you should be reading this. I hope it was a pleasant one. Our local bike shop was recently inundated with boxes given that they were taking delivery of extra bikes to be given as gifts … Continue reading

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The Big Dry

I have not spent much time in the garden, aside from the morning and afternoon check and water. The days have been warm. Almost a heat-wave you could say for the last week or so. It has me pondering over … Continue reading

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Little Kingdoms

This is the garden a few months ago when the beds were upgraded and planted out with tomatoes, spinach other seedlings removed from the pathways. Several months later it is a jungle of tomatos, herbs, flowers, spinach, pepino . . … Continue reading

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Summer Delights

The dahlias are flowering. Steadily over the last two years I have managed to cultivate our burgundy dahlias well enough to increase them in number. I have seen them described on-line with such fanciful names as velvet wine, black satin … Continue reading

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Tagasaste from Seed

For the record – a brief update on the tagasaste trees. I grew these from seed and though neglected at times during house moves and renovations enough managed to survive to make it into the ground where they have happily … Continue reading

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The Sauerkraut & The Kettlebell

Cabbages were in good supply at the beginning of the month so I took the opportunity to refine my sauerkraut making ability with the aid of my kettle bell which worked very well. This extra weight really did put pressure … Continue reading

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Considerations

I have been doing a bit of an audit of the house and the resources that remain. The next phase of the project is going to involve more retaining walls and beginning the foundations of what will be the chook … Continue reading

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