Stephen, Sara, Ami, Frans and Nala!
It took 3 blokes to push the doors shut!
Nala had to be chained up. We didn't want her taking off down the road. She just stayed in her bed and observed the proceedings from the sidelines!
Packing space is a challenge. I've put all my entertaining crockery in the old fashioned cupbaord in the laundry.
All the bulk foods (tinned tomatoes, coffee etc) are also relegated to the laundry cupboard.
I'm learning to use the wood fired store. It warms the house beautifully.
Our first few weeks on the farm have been a learning experience. We attended a course in Camperdown on Composting. It may sound boring, but it was a very informative day. The speaker was Dr Elaine Ingham, and American scientist who specialises in soil biology. We came away wanting to get our compost system up and running as soon as possible. The benefits are huge. The least of which is a reduction in the number of weeds you will have on your property. We hope.
In our third week we attended a two day workshop on Organic Farming. It was an introduction into the requirements and benefits of being certified organic. The rules are incredibly strict. We will endeavour to operate our farm by the organic guidelines, but unless we enter the market and actually sell our produce we won’t bother getting the actual certification.
I have claimed this corner of the enclosed verandah as my spot. I just love looking out of the windows. Mornings are usually misty. They are the best part of the day!
I've organised all my seeds according to their planting locations and times.
Nala keeps me company. It's truly a dogs life!
The start of the seedling trays sitting in the green house.