Celery is one vegetable that I never used to like before I grew it myself. Silverbeet is the other one. Celery from the supermarket is usually stringy and tasteless, and depending how old it is, may also be a bit limp. Homegrown celery is crunchy and tasty. Here’s how I grow and use celery.
This might sound weird, but we let our hens chose their rooster. I better start at the beginning (although its hard to tell where that is, chicken and egg and all that). Here’s a summary of how we hatch and dispatch our roosters, and let the hens chose a few to keep.
The book Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making sets out a guide to developing a holistic goal for your farm or business. I’ve previously posted an introduction to Holistic Management, and part 2: four key insights for the reasons why holistic management is important. In this post I discuss how to write a […]
Front-post crochet is a nice stitch for adding texture. I used it to make a baby hat, an ear-warmer for myself and a drink bottle cover because I was procrastinating over a more complex knitting project!
In this post I discuss the different options for castration of bull calves and a funny story about our first attempts.
I reckon there are three types of people who want to make soap: 1) people who just want to follow the recipe and don’t want to understand the chemistry behind soapmaking 2) people who want to know enough to design their own recipes, but not the full detail 3) chemistry geeks who want to know […]