Thanks to a friend we have plenty of flue to finish up the chimneys to the combustion stoves. Now we’re cooking with wood.
I started building the lower swale around Easter, it was more work than I expected (as everything always is), but we finally got it finished and planted.
We’ve been using our composting toilet at the block for over a year now. We’ve finally built up enough poo to need to do something with it.
For a while now I’ve been wanting to try to make lemoncello/limoncello. It started when a lady I was swapping plants with mentioned that she had done some up. Everything came together to get me to finally do it. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks we’ve been curing Olives, we also had a go at making mint sauce, then another go, then another go. If at first you don’t succeed.
As we generally do, we headed out to the block for the Easter long weekend.
We had a good plan for what needed to get done. But, as is always the case, the plan never survives contact with reality.
It’s been 2 years since we purchased our little piece of paradise. Things have moved slower than I had originally planned, but we are getting things done. If you want things done right, you need to put the hard yards in at the start, that’s what we’ve been doing for a while now, things are slowly starting to pay off and every trip out is slightly more comfortable than the last. We now have power, water a toilet and a whiteboard with a long list of jobs. Continue reading
Now that we’re closer to the block we have a much better ability to use our access to the orchards in the area.
Apples and Pears are both going cheap so we decided to put a few feeds away for later.
A little while back we had a great score of 2 wood stoves. It’s still the heat of summer, but if we don’t plan for winter now then we won’t be ready.
On Saturday 24th Feb. We drove to the block with 3 grand children in the back seat and caravan towed behind. About to start a new venture completely off the grid.
Our caravan has all the mod cons. So it’s not extreme. We have solar panels for lights and tv and water pump. Gas for fridge/freezer, cooking and hot water. We also have a small generator for back up. Continue reading