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It's not all fun and games

Today I followed a trail of blood and feathers and found my favourite chook under the car. We think she’ll live…
(Warning: images may be upsetting) 327 more words

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CTG Week 11: July 13th to July 20th - Infused Oil and a Trip to Honey Dew Homestead


  • Making Infused Oils
  • Field Trip to Honey Dew Homestead

Infused oils can be used to soothe bug bites, small cuts, scratches and rashes.  They are amazing natural remedies for many minor ailments.  602 more words

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Plotting a garden: the groundwork

So you’ve ordered your seeds and now you’re thinking, “Where the *beep* do I plant them?”

Each plant has it’s own preferred conditions, but in a suburban setting, the best place to start is with raised beds. 379 more words


Plotting a garden: starting from seed

Winter. Cold nights, short days, gloomy weather.

Truthfully, we’re lucky enough to have relatively short, mild winters here in Queensland, and so the garden keeps growing; it’s still producing nutritious fresh food in July. 929 more words

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Spinach noodles

A great way to preserve excess spinach is to make noodles. I made these noodles with fresh eggs from our hens along with the spinach and dried them in our dehydrator. 8 more words


All Garden Meal

Not the best picture,  but we’ve had our first “all from the garden” meal for this season.  Mashed turnips, roasted broccoli, pan fried kale, and a spinach salad with mulberries and strawberries. Yum!


Those who can't do, plan!

I’ve a shocker of a headache today, so rather than doing, I am planning. Truly, I’m a sucker for a to-do list. There is something so satisfying about ticking things off…or maybe it’s just me? 885 more words

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