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Category Archives: Milkwood Farm
November 28, 2013 – 9:39 am
These are a great family project – it’s easy, happy, messy craft, with the bonus of ticking all your handmade, buy-nothing christmas boxes all at once. Excellent.
November 1, 2013 – 6:13 pm
I think this is what soccer is meant for. Maybe it’s what all sport is meant for.
To enable 13 random adults and one 4 year old to get out of their heads and run and dodge and run themselves into a panting, hooting, grinning sweat, as the sun goes down behind the hills… Read More »
By milkwoodkirsten | |
October 14, 2013 – 6:00 am
We are eating pumpkin tart, and sowing seedlings. Doing rain dances, watching the skies.
Playing with sticks (for better or worse), and listening to the bees hum… Read More »
August 20, 2013 – 8:15 pm
We live on a rapidly changing planet, and we know the world that our children will wake up to as adults will not look like this one.
There are many reasons for this change, and many elephants in that room of many reasons. One of those reasons is our number. We are many. And every hour, we are more. Read More »
August 9, 2013 – 6:00 am
Spring will be here any second now… I can smell it through the sleet. Ok maybe it’s a little while off still. But the wattles are flowering! And so are the fruit trees, down in the valley.
The green manures in the market garden are about to be turned into the soil to make our spring seedlings grow, and the shiitake logs are pinning! Soon we will be awash in mushrooms…
July 29, 2013 – 6:00 am
So just what is Milkwood? Who are we? What do we do? And why do we do it? All the answers, in a nutshell, are in this video…
This summary of Milkwood was made last season during our forest garden design intensive with Dave Jacke. We feel it really captures the spirit of what we’re doing. Do you like it? Read More »
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July 12, 2013 – 6:00 am
Winter at Milkwood Farm can be a little frosty. When you come from warmer country, it’s nearly as exciting as snow. Ok maybe just the first time. After that, it’s just chilly.
Now that we’ve moved into an insulated abode after 5 years of caravans and sheds, the intricacy of the frost crystals on the grass, rocks, trees and ponds seems like a lovely thing – and part of the yearly cycles. And now I think of it, there are actually a few other practical upsides to frost… Read More »
By milkwoodkirsten | |
June 26, 2013 – 3:16 pm
Picking carrots in the Winter garden with my two loves. Trialling Azolla as a chook feed. Driving many miles to visit my parents and to teach my little boy how to fish.
June 14, 2013 – 1:57 pm
Or, as I was considering naming this post; cough cough cough sniff. Here is the news from Milkwoodaverse in brief, and mostly in pictures.
Forgive my brevity, a winter lurgy has caught me by its edges and reeled me in… Read More »