Sunday, 9 March 2014
It's been a hard slog but a group of us have pulled it off, so now it's time to share it with you!
We have some BIG names coming to town, big topics to tackle and some fantastic skills to share.
So print a copy of the brochure, sit down, have a cuppa herbal tea picked fresh from the garden, and start planning the most empowering weekend you will have had in a long time...
Friday, 7 March 2014
It's not everyday you get to enjoy something this much... a meal sourced entirely from our own property.
Home grown chicken, home culled, home plucked, home roasted. Along with fresh vege's picked straight from the garden and home made gravy.
So forget cheap and nasty supermarket chickens, they haven't lived a nice life and they taste bloody awful. Instead seek out some free range, pasture raised, loveliness. You don't need to eat meat as often as you think, in fact it's better you don't, so when you do you can afford something really worth celebrating.
This chicken will feed our family of 4 for at least 5 meals. Even the bones will be savoured and boiled up for delicious nutritious soup.
I tell you what, all this effort really is worth it folks.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Last week I made another speech in Timaru.
I was a wee bit nervous but I did it, and felt proud of myself. I hope my kids will be one day too.
Speaking to a crowd is different from blogging. It can be such a powerful thing. When I saw Nelson Mandela speak in Auckland the memory of that day has stayed with me forever. It takes real passion and guts to stand up for what you believe in. And for me that's a clean bright future for our children. A future with less fossil fuels and more clean energy!
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Late last year this was the paddock.
Sam took to it with a rotary hoe, he and Matt spread Rye Corn (a green manure), once this matured, they turned the crop over into the soil.
Then, with Matt's help, they planted 15 kilo's of seed spuds in early December.
Now the paddock is full of spuds! The chooks won't touch them as to them they're poisonous (part of deadly nightshade family) but they get into the twitch and provide nutrients to the soil. Wow there should be enough to feed a few families. Let's see what sort of crop we get!
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