one family plus a tree change. building a small homestead in Northern NSW. choosing a lifestyle that is built on permaculture/sustainable/creation care principles and having fun along the way!

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Latest Blog Posts for JustEarth

  • Bye-bye Barnie .... Hellooooooo Chickies
    on Nov 10, 2015
    gotta love the northern rivers community ... sharing the sustainable, earthy dream is easy to do here.  so it was no wonder that i was contacted by a breeder wanting to expand their flock into barnevelders, asking me if i had a rooster to sell.
  • 2 for 1 Deals
    on Oct 13, 2015
    it's great news!  new life on the farm!  woohoo!  our dairy cow dropped her calf... you should've seen the excitement yesterday morning when we saw them wandering on the other side of the lagoon yesterday morning!  kids went runni...
  • Why Toilet Paper Rollsit's the end of july here in Northern NSW ... so still in the dead of winter with cold nights.  but the days can be lovely and warm (like today!) and if you put your greenhouse so that it is against a great heat sink (e.g., the east side of a br...
  • Aspiring to Asparagusloving asparagus is one of those "grown up" things i reckon.  first of all because for many of us it is a taste and flavour that we did not aquire until we grew up.  the other reason is because it takes patience to grow .... truly.  bu...
  • War News
    on Jun 29, 2015
    this is not a long post .... but a reality check time post.when we moved to the Northern Rivers Region we new very quickly that to be financially viable on the farm, we needed to be producing something. but in order to write off our costs for investi...
  • Winter Diaryi was out doing my monday morning walk around the farm and just couldn't help taking photo's and bringing you up-to-date on our continued growth towards not only sustainability, but profitability as well.  because this is the year of building ..
  • Sad Day on the Farm
    on Mar 28, 2015
    said goodbye today to two very special ladies.  our breeders pigs.specifically .... lucy our sow and suzie our gilt.  it was a hard decision.  but it boiled down to two things:  hard financial farming facts and putting family firs...
  • Growing Garlicso when you reclaim a veg patch that has been overrun with zucchini it can take a bit of time.  which is ok ... if not a bit of hard work.  never hurt anyone!  it was slow going doing it bit by bit in some bloody hot weather (and muggy...
  • Germination for the Patch
    on Mar 5, 2015
    got your seeds for winter yet?  have your beds planned?  with the changing of the seasons comes the renewal of our patch .... summer crops are dying off and it's time to plan for winter.  its easy to forget about winter if you aren't c...
  • Winter Patch Restrospectiveokay ... so let me tell you that being determined to start a deep, fertile veg patch from scratch on sandy loam is not necessarily the easiest thing to do.  fighting against the patterns of nature that are, quiet honestly, really strong!  i...
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