Change is upon us

Well it’s that time of the year as if it doesn’t come round fast enough. just finished the last of the tomato puree- I think I ended up with about 20 jars- which might see us through- we use it a lot- stews, casseroles, pasta, lasagne, soup- it’s so user friendly.

Our wood heater has finally arrived ( I went and got it). Forklift onto the trailer- man power getting off- me!!! And some old fashioned round bits of wood- a lot of persistence and help form my 7 year old. Her job was to get wood form behind me and kept putting them in front of the heater while I kept pushing and cursing (a little). This is all part of the grand plan to minimize electricity usage. The heater has a water jacket which will feed into the hot water header tank.

I had a breakdown in the tomato machine so had to bring old trusty out.
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The Summer Garden is starting to show signs of giving up, they have bared all for me and my family and for that I am grateful. I have started the next season with Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage and some leaks- I will plant onion and garlic a bit later in the cold. I still have some more beds to fill with dirt- build my Wood shed, finish my Preserving shed, put up my old hills hoist, finish some odd jobs around the yard. I have some internal painting etc to do as well. Then there is the harvesting as well it’s close to Deer season. I have also done some jams that I am happy about.

Good time to do some swaps with friends and family.

It’s also time to start digging up potato’s- check these first lot
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Something we did recently was to visit Churchill island off Phillip Island- Western Port in Victoria- great farm- lots of old fashioned tools and sheds- I felt quite at home- took some photos of the old weights they used to close their doors- which I will hopefully recreate here
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Something has come to light- the chooks I have are no longer laying, they are too old to roast, so I might have to make some chicken snags from them- I am hoping to change over to bantam Australorps

About franash

A sustainable minded, deep thinking, holistic person, wanting to show people how they can provide for most of their own food
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