Apricot bottling and a recipe for berry tarts!

Have you done any fruit bottling this year? Never tried it before? It’s really easy, and a great way to preserve the summer bounty to enjoy through winter. Cutting up apricots for bottling (Photo: Biomi) Our farm is a demonstration of how you can grow and...

An autumn reflection on the summer that wasn’t…

Hi there, Hope this finds you well out in the world. It’s officially the first week of autumn, but the garden looks like its finally hitting its summer stride…hmmm. I’m very aware that I’m very green (young) in this business of growing food on...

Gearing up for summer…

We grow things in long straight rows at the patch. It makes sense for efficiency but there is nothing particularly straight and orderly about Mel or I. So, to keep things interesting for us and the insects we plant interesting varieties of things that paint a...

Rotation, Rotation, Rotation!

The glorious blue-sky days, frozen puddles, blooming daffodils and sparkling frosty grass of this week all suggest a change around the corner. Spring isn’t far off and we’re busily getting ready for it now! Preparing our beds, adding the beautiful biodynamic compost...

Happy (..almost) 1 year!

Well, its almost been a whole year out at the patch and for the last month of that we have done a lot of debriefing, talking and sharing…about our almost year.  Since neither of us have much other paid work at present, we have been able to commit our designated...

How To Grow Almonds

How do you grow almonds?  Well, we don’t really know! As commercial growers of all sorts of deciduous fruit, we can tell you pretty much anything you want to know about cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples or pears. But almonds? No, we’ve never made...