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May 2020 Blog Posts (8)

Blue Corn Tortillas: better than yellow.

It became that time of the year when I was about to run out of corn flour for tortillas.

The thought of being without my beloved tacos or quesadilla was too much pain & denial to consider taking on.

Since we are within the Covid-19 epoch -- let's call the period,'Covid Pan' for short -- when I went online hunting supplies, stocks were almost non…

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Added by Dave Riley on May 29, 2020 at 19:00 — 6 Comments

End of May garden harvest.

Hey everyone, 

Check our my latest garden vlog :May garden harvest

I’m getting better at these video’s but need to work on making sure I’ve got the camera pointed at something interesting 

Added by Susan on May 27, 2020 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Community Garden may not be the way to go...

I am negotiating a transition moment.

The primary school garden I had worked in & ran for a few years was running itself...that is before the pandemic. I had stepped back from it also to focus on my Vetiver activities.

But there is sure to be a local call for a 'community garden' to be established as we gain access to local building and…

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Added by Dave Riley on May 20, 2020 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

Some Afternoon digging

Pulled out 22kg of sweet potatoes from one 400L grow bag this arvo. Also picked 12 seminole pumpkins (25kg)from one vine. Still have my ube's to harvest and some chilacayote that will round out the winter staples.

Picked some cucs and some eggplants and my daily quail eggs. Grabbed a snap of the bok choy while I picked some for dinner.Checked my 120 eggs in the bator. Feasted on some starfruit, miracle fruit,papaya and peanutbutter fruit.

Great way…

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Added by Doug Hanning on May 16, 2020 at 18:14 — 6 Comments

Quail info poster

Found a couple of good printable quail info charts. Colours and sexing info for others farming these little tasty fellas.…

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Added by Doug Hanning on May 10, 2020 at 14:40 — 5 Comments

Net house

Finally got my act together and built a fruit fly net screened dome tunnel. Only 6m x 2.4m but at the moment I am not allowed any more lawn space. Gotta be happy with my small victories!

Added by Doug Hanning on May 10, 2020 at 14:14 — 10 Comments

Pressure canning

Tiny tales

Well damn. I’m used to making jams and sauces etc, bottling them and boiling them in a water bath so they seal and can be kept for many months. I do a lot of that.

Then I got this pressure canner thing. It works as a pressure cooker – I made pea and ham soup in it tonight. However, the damn thing can cook your meal in a jar and store it out of the fridge for a year or more. So, I can add a quail or two to my bottles and then onion, potato,…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on May 6, 2020 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

May 2020

Hi everyone, apologies have been really slack with blogposts. I might try to do a virtual GV soon. Hope you are all well !

In the meantime, here is a small snap of the potager. Notice the chook coop next to the pumpkin patch on the right!

Made the most of the long weekend to do lots of gardening! Hacked back the cassava to let in more sunshine (was using for shelter over the summer). The patch is getting sneakily bigger and bigger with every week.…



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Added by Sophie on May 5, 2020 at 11:00 — 10 Comments

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