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Why you should have raised veggie beds!

It would be difficult to argue against the advantages of growing your own vegetables. The food you’re eating will taste better and be healthier and cheaper than the commercially produced version of the same thing. Not to mention, you’re gaining peaceful time outside, sunshine and a fun project ...

Happy Pig

Pigs – nature’s rotary hoe

We spent a few hours earlier this week moving our pigs from one patch of land to another. It got me thinking about the benefits of running pigs on land with poor soil quality…

We often refer to pigs as nature’s little rotary hoe. Joel Salatin ...

Simple-Tomato-Sauce

Tomato Pasta Sauce

Coming into the season of planting tomatos I thought I would share one of our recipes for home made pasta sauce!
Ingredients
1kg of tomatoes
2 brown onions -chopped finely
1 bunch of basil- chopped finely
handful of fresh oregano – chopped finely
sprig ...

Hens and rooster

Which Chook?

One of the questions we are frequently asked is, “Which type of chickens should I get?”

There are many breeds of chickens and each of them serve a different purpose. More and more, people with small to medium setups are looking to move away from the standard commercial brown ...

Pumpkin-Soup

My favourite pumpkin soup recipe!


Curried pumpkin soup!
Ingredients:
1 butternut pumpkin or similar amount of other pumpkin
1 onion
A couple of cloves of garlic
1 small knob of ginger
1-2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt & ...

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Last Winter themed recipe…Potato, Leek & Bac...


One last winter themed recipe…I promise after this one i’ll get onto some hearty spring related recipes…

700G of Potato’s this would be roughly 4 big ones or 6 smaller ones – chopped into 2cm cubes
3 Leeks chopped finely

Pasta

Kale, Broad Bean & Chorizo Pasta

Recipe for the week is our very own Kale, Broad Bean & Chorizo Pasta.

1 Packet elbow macaroni (or other small pasta shape)
1 white onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Bunch of kale leaves stems removed – finely chopped
2 ...

Beer Bread

Beer Bread Recipe

1 330ml bottle of beer – I tend to use something like an amber ale or stout as it provides a nice rich flavor
1 – 1/4 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
3 – 3/4 cups of bakers flour ...

Winter Soup

Chunky Winter Vegtable Soup

I made this last night documenting what I put in as I went, it turned out to be really tasty so I thought I would share the recipe!
2 Large Parsnips
3 Large Potatoes
3 Large Onions
1 Bunch of Celery
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