Author Archives: franash

About franash

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

Resources everywhere

its amazing just how much resources there are to be had. Everywhere you look, and a lot of things we do, produce some kind of output. What possibilities are there? In this resource hungry life, many of them we just … Continue reading

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Growing Season

Well, time travel fast, and its 2/3rds the way through Summer- its been a trying season with really hot days that has pushed some plants to their limits. fruit trees have seem to faired well, with some first year fruit. … Continue reading

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It’s all going well at the moment- lovely time of year, grappling with space and just letting stuff grow where it comes up. I do have pumpkins coming up in the front lawn, which I will leave- if I get … Continue reading

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Get some Pork on your fork

A great opportunity came up, where I do some butchering for a family. The offer was to cut up 6 Pigs, something I had not done for at least 10 years, not that it hard to remember. I ended up … Continue reading

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Plan

Here is a small update- this is my plan, I use excel so I can make a square and then colour code different parts of the cells to represent the vegetables. This way I can visually plan ahead and see … Continue reading

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not too Hasty

Most people once the broccoli flowers cut that off, and then cut out the plant. I for one was one was one of them. Recently I have left them grow and once all the little flowers come up from the … Continue reading

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Missing memories

Its been a bit colder than usual this Winter or realistically colder than what we have been used to in the past 10 years. Great for growing broccoli, cauliflower and the rest of the brassicas. Its a nice time of … Continue reading

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Squirrels Larder

Though not a very Aussie animal, the humble squirrel turns up in most of our stories and kids cartoons. We soon get the gist of what they are about. For many though it may not hit home till they go … Continue reading

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A New Start

Well it’s May and the Garden beds have been cleaned out. All the pumpkins have been stored and I am using them every day- Pumpkin soup for Lunch. I have planted the Brassica’s and next month start the onion and … Continue reading

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Embrace the Harvest- free cooking

The Smell of wood burning hits my nose every time I open my gate, autumn is here. It’s not super cold but enough to bother the pumpkins busy trying to finish off the seasons fruit, the tomatos are done. I … Continue reading

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