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12 months sabbatical at Hill top farm

hi everyone - have had a sabbatical from garden groups for a year or so - Life was just too hectic - will try to post some photos of what Col has been up to - solar drier made from a recycled bar fridge,works well when the sun shines ,made dried banans ,pineapples, papaya, jerky  salt and vinegar cucmbers and dragonfruit ... 250 slot aquaponics set up - still perfecting growth, green leafies prosper - indoor garden wall that includes ;lots of herbs , cheese press made for cheese making , lots of jams preserves, pickles etc,,, and many more fruit trees and vegies planted. 

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Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 7, 2021 at 9:37
Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 7, 2021 at 8:15

Hi Mary-Ann, I will Message you re dates for your GV.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 7, 2021 at 8:14

Love your Press, so pleased you have progressed so much with your Cheese Making. With weather cooler now I will be having a couple of Cheese Making weeks after I have finished planting out all my Bulbs and Seeds for Spring.

Comment by Valerie on April 6, 2021 at 21:55

Far out. We definitely want a GV now!

Comment by Susan on April 6, 2021 at 20:46

This is so cool.  I’d love to see some “how to” shots!

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 6, 2021 at 20:40

whenever you are ready Dianne - also Col made this for me - a cheese press for my goudas etc. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 6, 2021 at 18:00

What a fabulous set up you have now Mary-Ann & Col, will have to get you on they calendar for a GV, What about it???

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 6, 2021 at 16:19
Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on April 6, 2021 at 16:16
Comment by Barbara Tealby on April 6, 2021 at 15:21

The home-made BSF farm is very clever indeed.

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