Homesteading Through The 7 Stages of Impending Labour

At the moment I feel the need to start every conversation with “I’m still here.” Earlier last week the baby was locked and loaded. We had gotten the last of our brassica seedlings planted on the weekend and that day I bought the second bag of Agria seed potatoes we needed, all the parcels that … More Homesteading Through The 7 Stages of Impending Labour

Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

Autumn is here, although the temperatures seem to have only just been notified. We were still getting 28-30degC (82-86F) highs and warm nights that only cooled down in the final couple of hours of the morning. Today things have cooled off a little, with some good cloud, so that is very nice. We finally had … More Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

The Jam Experiments

There is something I’ve been wanting to do. Sure, it sounded a little scary and intense, but it would be very rewarding in the end. I was determined to venture into the world of preserves. I wanted to make jams, chutneys, relishes, tomato preserves and more. This was the year. And this was the weekend. I picked this … More The Jam Experiments