We run multiple ‘worms farms’ and once or twice a year we clean out the farms, collect the castings and the ‘worm juice’.
Our indigenous Native Raspberries are flowering and fruiting at the moment, and that means fresh raspberries for breakfast.
Which gave us an idea for a cool drink on these very hot days.
We returned home today from our trip to Sydney and were met with scenes of devastation.
The combination of extremely high temperatures and a severe lack of summer rain has taken a massive toll on our vege plots and gardens, and across the property.
Almost to the day…. two years after we harvested our last pineapples… new pineapples appeared.
Everything we had read and researched had said it would be two years till we saw more -and they were spot on.
Today we got the finals touches done to the new Banana Bed.
With a bit of luck our bananas will now thrive and give us a few bunches to enjoy.
We grow our own food as much as possible, but with the restricted water here lately as well as the fact that we are still getting established, we’ve found that we need to source food grown locally. Buying from local food stands, we find there is less packaging, we know the food is fresh, we pick it up on our way in or out of town with no special trips necessary.
We’ve gotten so good at keeping food in stock at home now, we only go into town once or maybe twice a week.
Just in front of the new Compost Bins is the old Banana stand. It has been here for a long time and occasionally pops a bunch of bananas.
So we are going to keep it, and give it a better bed to grow in.
With the Compost Wall finished, we set about building our new large Compost bins. The fun part was always going to be the digging the 8 post hole needed to make the bin.
The ground here is like rock!
We literally have worms everywhere!
We have four worm bins in our container shed where we turn our food scraps into worm castings and worm juice.
The first Asparagus of the season has shot up and we are hoping for a bit more success than last year.