Manufactured Chook from a Supermarket

A few years back I got asked a question that made me realise how distanced people have become from their food. The question was “How can you slaughter your own chooks when you can buy manufactured chicken in a supermarket where no animals are hurt?“. I have never forgotten the …

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Why Buy Bread? Making it is so easy!

Many people are under the illusion that you need a Bread Maker (bread making machine) to bake bread. Others believe that you need hand-kneed the bread for ages and get sore hands and arms from all the kneeding So … it becomes easier to simply buy bread. What if I …

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About Homesteading

Homesteading is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. There are 100s and 1000s of little bits and pieces that come together to create the big picture. (Hence – why there are so many bits and pieces on this website and growing!) The definition of homesteading varies depending on who you …

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5 Things About Avocado

Avocados are one of those things that you either love or hate. They are extremely multi-purpose and can be used as a spread, in cakes and mousses and more … The oils can be used in beauty products (i.e. think avocado oil based massage oils and creams). And … Avocado …

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Recording the Rainfall

You probably have noticed – nearly every farmer, homesteader or permaculturalist record rainfall. But why? Rain has a huge impact on our crops. Too much or too little at the wrong time can make all the difference to crops, pasture (and erosion!) There is no “one size fits all” when …

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The Tale of Two Wolves

Have you watched the movie “Tomorrowland“? What I love about the movie is the focus on belief (just because others don’t see it does not mean it isn’t true for you!) and the “feeding the wolf”. I knew that I had heard this analogy before, so I went on an …

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Becoming Your Own Worst Enemy

The fact is – often the loudest naysayer in our lives is ourselves. We become our own worst enemy. I am not good enough What will others think? I can’t do this. I am an idiot. I am stupid I will look like a fool I will fail. This is …

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To Grieve what “Never Was”

Just over a year ago, I had a hysterectomy. I was scared, I was lost and honestly my emotions were all over the place. I understood my need for the operation – but I didn’t want it. This was the end of the line for me. For nearly 20 years …

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