Herbs

Herb bath

Today I did quite a bit in the garden but one of the main things was to get our herb bed closer to the kitchen. I had this old bath that use to have my worms in but it didn’t work very well so I decided it would make a nice feature under the kitchen…

winter

Winter? What’s winter?

This post is not to make anyone jealous, I just really wanted to share the strange weather we have been having this year in Durban. In one week we officially enter our winter season but it has been unseasonably warm here. Could this be due to global warming? One can only speculate. Today the temperature…

cheese | cream cheese | recipes

Making cream cheese

Yesterday I decided to make some cream cheese. I call it cream cheese because it is very creamy and much better than any cottage cheese I have had.I love cream cheese and could use it with everything. The problem is that it is quite expensive. I got this method from my mother-in-law and it is…

Seeds

Seed sorting

I have been searching for a while now for a simple but effective way to sort my seeds. I have gathered up quite a collection over the past few months. I just can’t seem to say no when I see something new.I tried to see what other people do, but mostly found others sorting them…

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Autumn growth

It has been such a lovely mild autumn this year. Or maybe I should say warm autumn. I haven’t had to wear a jacket at all so far and its already the last month of the season. I am starting to wonder if we are going to have a winter at all this year. One…

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Healthy Homemade School Snacks

One of my goals to becoming a better home-maker is to make homemade snacks for my eldest son to take to school. He is 5 years old and in grade R (the year before first grade) and at a great school that offers hot breakfast and lunch. We only have to supply a snack. Usually…

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Letting in the Light

I am not against exotic plants but I certainly won’t go out of my way to plant them and when I choose I try to stick to indigenous. So when it came time to decide if our leopard tree was worth the mess and hours of pool cleaning, it was a clear no. It also…

chickens

Our feathered friends

About a 5/6 weeks ago w got 2 hens. They were not layers, just farm chickens from my sister-in-law who lives in Hluhluwe (a small town about 350km north of us). They were still quite young and didn’t lay any eggs. One morning a troop of monkeys came through our garden and I can only…

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New split level bed

After deciding to grow a lot more veggies for the family I quickly realised the lack of bed space. There is an area on the side of the house next to the pathway that would make the perfect size garden bed but it was very sloped and I needed to decide the best way to…