What’s the Point?

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This morning, while having my morning coffee and fending off chickens (whose main goal in life appears to be to get into The Humpy, they are obsessed and irritatingly persistent), I browsed the… Continue reading

Scrubby is Staying

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Long story short: Scrubby’s owner died a little while ago and the people who inherited the old farmer’s land (and livestock) were going to shoot Scrubby for being “unmanageable”, Scrubby ran away and… Continue reading

Weed Eating

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In order to upskill as foragers, we picked up a little book called “Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne” from Bee Sustainable yesterday.  Popping into Bee Sustainable is always a bit dangerous because… Continue reading

Images of a Wonderful Weekend

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It’s always good to have a productive yet relaxing weekend and we’re having one of those!  Here are some photos of what we’ve been up to: Making friends with the wildlife in the… Continue reading

Foraging: Free Food is Fun!

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A little while ago we set ourselves the challenge of living on $1,000 a month from the beginning of March right through to the end of the year.  Well, being the first day of… Continue reading

Bull’s Blood Beetroot Dip

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We got quite a nice little crop of bull’s blood beetroots this summer.  Much of the harvest has been made into kvass (which we have delighted in drinking daily).  Having exhausted our supply of… Continue reading

Newspaper Seedling Pots

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We are currently preparing our autumn vegetable garden (the fresh start you get with each season is a lot of fun, and especially nice if the previous season wasn’t so crash hot in… Continue reading

Rhubarb & Honey Syrup

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This syrup can be used to make delightful summer drinks (including alcoholic varieties), poured over any number of desserts to add that something special or simply to pep up porridge, yogurt or your… Continue reading

Multipurpose Beeswax Salve

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I started playing around with making salves after we got our first small beeswax harvest.  I like to keep the ingredients high quality but relatively simple, the consistency of the salve is really… Continue reading

Honey Coffee Whiskey Muffins

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This is the first season we have had a decent honey harvest and we are making the most of it!  Honey goes on or in everything around here.  Rohan found this recipe for Majestic… Continue reading