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Pollen panniers

We are now just over a week into our beekeeping journey. Overall, we’re surprised how comfortable we are co-existing with bees in our garden. Bees just do their own thing and don’t seem to readily become aggressive – even when … Continue reading

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Me druthers

Wish I could spend all week in the garden! Here’s what I’d do (in no particular order)… Shift a compost bin so that its contents can cheer up a feijoa tree that was transplanted a few months ago and has … Continue reading

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The Rise in the Yeast

In recent weeks, I’ve made forays into two yeasty areas in which I dabbled briefly a long time ago, and which I now want to develop much further: beer brewing and bread baking. Partly it’s a financial thing. I resent … Continue reading

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The Good Neighbours

Yee-ha! It’s been a day of real progress out there in the hot, parched backyard. Any day that begins with borrowing a neighbour’s trailer promises to be a winner, and this one didn’t let us down. First we piled it … Continue reading

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Excavator fears ‘swamp’

Tomorrow was to have been the first day of our new sewer. Not that it would make any appreciable difference in life, at least immediately, but we would sleep better at night knowing that the new paving (to be laid … Continue reading

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