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Reviving this blog

My last post was 5 years ago. 5 YEARS!!!! It’s almost impossible to even comprehend that that much time has gone.  However, I have decided that I want to revive this blog. Looking back at some of my old posts reminds me of our dreams. Our dreams to live more sustainably, to one day have…

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Spring already?

I can hardly believe my last post was around this time last year. I was determined to blog more often and, well obviously, that did not happen. I have decided that I will continue to blog as and when I feel like posting something. Could be once a week, or even once a year, but…

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Happy Spring

I was meant to write this post on Monday, Spring Day, 1 September, but I got side tracked and time ran away. So HAPPY SPRING to everyone in the Southern Hemisphere. Although I love the cooler weather, I am really looking forward to the hot summer days ahead (ask me again in 3 months and…

eggs | meat | pets | quails

Baby quails

Some months back we got six jumbo quails. Five females and a male. We also got a secondhand incubator. We now have about 30 productive adults. We should of had many more but we had a problem with our cages not being very secure and a rat that was stealing our babies. But both those…

baking | fruit | gardening | spring

Fruits of Spring

Its been two months since I last had a blog post. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just gotten really busy. Unfortunately not as busy in the garden as I would have like to be, so I think this seasons produce will be quite low. I don’t grow a lot of fruit,…

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Frogs!!

Spring is a lovely season, my second favourite after autumn. But it does bring with it a few things that I would rather do without… flies, mosquitoes, other insects that munch my veggies, strong wind and FROGS!Don’t get me wrong, I am a nature lover. A few frogs in the garden would be awesome, but…

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HAPPY SPRING!

HAPPY SPRING DAY! Today is the first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. Its been a chilly few days with a cold front passing through, but today was gorgeous. It was still a bit cool in the shade, but is was a perfectly clear day and the sun was warm and pleasant, a…

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Welcome to Blogger, Firefly Farm!

I would like to welcome my amazing sister-in-law (and dearest friend) to the blogger community! Lawrie and her husband stay on a beautiful plot in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal near the small town of Hluhluwe, with their two small children. They have pigs, chickens, horses, dogs and a fish breeding facility. Lawrie does so much to…