The day my teacher turned into a fraggle

Hi All, Well the year has been zooming past and we have been filling it with all kinds of interesting things including learning how to film, how to record sound and how not to panic like Arthur Dent from ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. We have had a much damper and cooler summer season…

Hi-de-ho it’s Sunday again

Hi All, Well as the title of this blog post alludes to, it’s Sunday again. That means I either sloth around reading or lazing around in a hammock or I decide to take a few photos and update my long suffering blog. Steve had a chat to a friend the other day who mentioned that…

One Sunday

Hi All, It’s a magic summers day in Sidmouth Tasmania and the temperature is approximately 21C so it’s cool indoors and the sun is performing its magic out of doors. I have been attempting to walk Earl a bit further than I usually do in order to have him knackered out when we head back…

How does your garden grow?

Hi All, Well our garden is growing particularly well thanks to a spate of hot weather that we have been having recently combined with the fridge wicking potential that has kept the veggies happily growing with no wilting despite some seriously hot sunshine outside. I wanted to show you how Narnia is going and so…

The post where we survive Christmas…just…

Hi All, I just thought I would take a small break from “doing everything all of the time” to share a few photos of how the 14 fridge wicker beds look now that they are covered with netting. We are winding down from our very first all vegan Christmas that coincided with Christmas Eve and…

Summer has finally landed

Hi All, Well it’s been another busy fortnight or so here on Serendipity Farm. Steve and I have been working hard to get everything sorted out in the garden and our latest task was to build a structure around the fridge wicking beds to protect the veggies inside them from possum attack. So far, the…

Warning. Image intensive post AHOY!

Hi All, Well what has happened since we last met? Well it feels like a year ago as we have been so very busy. We have filled most of the fridge wicking beds with soil from the back of Sanctuary, we have ravaged Sanctuary and turned her into a fruit and nut garden (and edible…

The joy you can find in a broken fridge.

Hi All, Well I am back for another swing, much like my fellow compatriots ACDC. My “swing” involves more fridge wicking and some photos to share with you of the state of Serendipity Farm of late. The long damp winter that we are still being influenced by (more rain today as I type this) has…

Polypipe chook feeder (or how to outwit a chicken)

Originally posted on Foodnstuff:
When I first decided to get some chickens (by the way, for overseas readers, we call them ‘chooks’ over here in Aussie land…..we’re a bit odd that way, you see)…..anyway….so I had to decide on how to present their food to them. After much internet searching, I found someone who’d made…

Making a wicking box

Originally posted on Foodnstuff:
It’s been a while since I posted my method of making a wicking box and with some re-arranging of things on the deck, I found I had room for one more box there, making five in all. I’ve slightly varied the method so thought I’d go through it again. The boxes…

How to fall off the face of the earth in one easy lesson

Hi All, See when winter comes and stays…and stays…and STAYS it’s hard to be motivated to do anything other than stay indoors, read, crochet and hibernate. Consider my absence from my blog a stay of hibernation. Spring has been wrestling with winter in a most determined way of late. Things are flowering when they aren’t…

The post where nature laughs uproarously and sucks on her trousers

Nature 1 Narf7 nil Hi All, I am sitting here at 3.30pm on Friday full of equal parts elation and trepidation and surrounded by the meagre harvest that “Growing season 2015/16” delivered. In Sanctuaries favour, I did very little actual “harvesting” in the past season and tended to zoom up at 4.30am, stumble around in…