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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…

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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…

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Dreaming of the future

This weekend we attended a wedding in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands, just an hour and a half drive out of Durban. It was a beautiful wedding enjoyed by everyone.But for me the biggest thing about this weekend was reinforcing my dream of living out there. It is truly stunning, with the rolling green pastures and…

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Harvest Tally

I noticed on a few other blogs how people would keep a record of what they harvested throughout the year and were able to compare year after year how they had grown and become a better gardener. I think it is a fantastic idea so I have created a little Harvest Tally on the side…

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The Royal Show

On Wednesday we decided to take a day off and go to The Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg, just under an hours drive from us. The Royal Show is mostly an agricultural exhibition, but now also includes many other stalls including home improvement, crafts, tons of food stalls and a military display.We really had a splendid…

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More growing space

On our property is a little cottage that has it’s own small garden. It is currently being used as offices for my husband and brother’s businesses. The garden was (in my opinion) was such a waste of space, just a patch of lawn that was used more as a dumping ground than anything else. Its…

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The garden is blooming!

This morning I went outside to do my normal stroll through the garden to see what’s new. So lovely to see all this new growth I had to share some pictures. Our first pea blossom: Nasturtium flower: Tomato’s ripening: A bunch of  cress that I just threw out under the tap: Zucchini’s coming up: 12…