Monday, May 26, 2014

Etsy sale

I'm having a little sale until the end of May, use the code MAY25OFF at checkout to receive 25% off all orders over $50 AUD.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In the garden this week

 The 2 new chickens are doing well.  They get to free range for a little while, and they go back into their little house when they've had enough.  Very well behaved for now.
 I pulled out the rest of the carrots before sowing more seeds.  I didn't realise there were so many hiding underground!
 I green raspberry- I think we'll be hit with cold again this week, so not much chance of ripening.
 My tub of garlic
 Row of radishes- I haven't grown them before, but they were very common in salads in England, so I thought I'd give them a try.  World's easiest and quickest crop to grow.  We have grown daikon radishes before, but not these little ones.

A row of kale, and about 75 little leeks.  I planted some leeks a few days after Christmas, and have started harvesting them, these will grow over winter.  I prefer growing these to onions.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

This is what we enjoyed for breakfast this morning, Andrew worked on them yesterday, and baked them this morning.  You can't beat a homemade croissant, they were made with spelt flour, lots of organic butter, and buttermilk I'm trying to use up before I make more butter.  I even had a small glass of fresh squeezed orange juice from homegrown oranges, squeezed by Andrew and the girls.

I've been watching a couple of Youtube clips, which despite their length have been fascinating.
The first one is on GAPS (1 1/2 hours)
A great introduction and easy way to understand gut flora, leaky gut and GAPS diet, probiotics and how to get them.

The second one is by Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions, speaking on What is a traditional, healthy diet?  How to prevent disease.  This one goes for nearly 2 hours, but well worth it.  Just press pause when you need to leave the computer.  I folded washing while listening to some of it so I wasn't sitting still.

Happy mother's day, mothers!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May happenings

 We got some 8 week old babies today, the youngest chickens we've had before.  They'll stay in this little house until they're ready to lay eggs in another 10-12 weeks, then they'll join the big girls.  Their names are Coco and Brownie.

 One of two China Flat peaches just planted in the nature strip (or verge as the rest of Australia seem to call it).  Ours is very narrow, so they are little dwarf trees.
And on another note, we found some of the Grenada Chocolate that we used at River Cottage in a local shop called Chocolate Supply Co.  For the locals, it is at 320 Pakington St, Newtown, Geelong.