Chicken induced tourettes

Hi All, I was just hanging out over the deck rail muttering expletives at one of our chickens. Her name is Minnie, not after the mouse of American fame but after the Minx of U.K. comic fame. Minnie the Minx was a horror of a child who spent most of her time terrorising the neighbourhood….

Not dead, just busy as all get out

Hi All, You may have wondered why everything has been very quiet on the blogging front on Serendipity Farm well truth be known, Steve and I have been taking advantage of the sunny weather and our 6 weeks off from TAFE (college) to throw ourselves headfirst and upside down into tidying up the property and…

Tamar Valley-Sidmouth Sunny Sunday

Hi All, Well another Sunday has ebbed and flowed under the life bridge and we find ourselves contemplating our navels on Monday. That means there are only 2 weeks to “C” day and that will have a lot of people in a flap but we are enjoying the summer, doing what we like in the…

Decembuary the somethingth

Hi All, Well it’s December, it’s almost Christmas and the year has flown by SO fast I am still reeling on my feet. Here we are knocking at the door of 2018 and I have only just gotten used to writing 2017. We have had some hot weather here in Tasmania, followed by a 15C…

And so it goes…

Hi All, Another Sunday came and went and I didn’t do a blog post but this time it was deliberate as I wanted to film a short video of our property to show you and we were too busy yesterday because we were in the garden rehousing Steve’s disabled chicken “Limpy”. Limpy is an exception…

The one where Narf7 gets the flu

Hi All, What do you do when you have a cold, you feel generally weak and lethargic and you sound like Bea Arthur from the Golden Girls? You write a blog post, that’s what you do! I wrote this two weeks ago when I thought I had a “cold”. It turns out I had the…

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…

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 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…

Hippy hermits

Hippies vs. hipsters I have to apologise that it isn’t actually Monday (as the first line in the paragraph below states). It is actually Wednesday and I have been unable to post this post due to a severe lack of spare time and some serious weariness. We have been attacking the garden like a well-oiled…