Food & sustenance

We all need and enjoy food, even our food needs food. From establishing a backyard garden to a large food forest we can help guide you towards achieving some degree of food security.

Growing vegetables, fruit and nuts is a low cost, high yield activity that can be carried out at almost any scale and with careful consideration takes very little effort. Locally grown, chemical free food is a key component to health and vitality.

Working with rhubarb

Working with rhubarb

Melisa made this fantastic rhubarb crumble.
I'm not sure what else went into it but it looks as good as it tastes.

It seems rhubarb just grows. All I did when we got here was divide up the one plant into 3 or 4 pieces, replant and cover with straw. Now it's ready to harvest.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb
Peaches

Peaches

Our crop of peaches came ready unexpectedly early. Thanks to the wet season they are sensationally juicy.

As with the plums we have more than we know what to do with and so jam making was in order.
February 15, 2010  Peach  Jam  Preserve  Fruit 
Vegetable Dinner

Vegetable Dinner

Fresh vegetables from the garden are quickly and easily converted to a tasty meal.
Part 1 - Mashed potato, beetroot, onion and basil
Part 2 - Steamed beetroot and silverbeet leaves and beans
Part 3 - Salad of carrot, peas, radish, pepper and feta
February 23, 2010  Vegetable  Food  Cooking 
Eating Meat

Eating Meat

We decided to cook our young rooster since he was eating plenty and not making any eggs.
He was about 6 months old, one of our first set of baby chickens.
Follow my easy steps for killing, plucking, gutting and cooking.
April 06, 2010  Chooks  meat  butchering