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It’s All Gotta Go

November 13, 2014 | Gardening, Milkwood Farm | 6 comments | Author:

When we first moved to Mudgee in 2007, clearing sales were a big part of our life. Infact, they basically were our social life. Because a clearing sale is a farm un-packed, and we needed to start one. We bought everything from … Read More


Mushrooms, Labneh + Cardboard Telescopes

October 23, 2014 | Building, Gardening, Milkwood Farm, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 20 comments | Author:

It’s been a month of growing, building, adventuring and making in these parts. And I’m slightly bemused to say that life is no less crazy living in a town than it is on a farm. But much of the craziness is … Read More


Visiting: Autumn Farm, Bega

October 13, 2014 | Beekeeping, Building, Milkwood Farm, Natural Building, Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

While we were down Bega way at the South East Permaculture Convergence recently, Ashar and I got a chance to hang with my friend Annie at her family’s little patch of paradise, Autumn Farm. Autumn Farm prettymuch sums up simple … Read More


Time is All We Have

August 22, 2014 | Milkwood Farm | 22 comments | Author:

Recently I was at a friend’s beautiful little off-grid house, and it was wash-up time. Time to boil the kettle, get the big bowl and stand out at the table in the evening air, watching the sun set over the … Read More


Possum Living

June 25, 2014 | Milkwood Farm, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Resources | 3 comments | Author:

Nearly all us have work days where we dream of packing it all in and somehow turning life into one long holiday. And then there are those who actually do it. Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and … Read More


Forward Ho…

May 3, 2014 | Milkwood Farm | 53 comments | Author:

So we have a little bit of news. After 7 amazing years of growing, building, designing, digging, planting, watering, re-planting, driving to and from town (a lot), laying pipes, fixing pumps, teaching, harvesting, sharing and learning… we’re ready for the … Read More


Autumn chores: compost, ducks and beans…

April 30, 2014 | Milkwood Farm | 19 comments | Author:

It’s the time of year to shell the beans for saving (and eating), to pick the last of the rocket, to take the tomato trellises down. Time to make compost of the in-edible bits of the harvest’s tail end, in order … Read More


After the rain…

March 7, 2014 | Milkwood Farm | 8 comments | Author:

The surface of the house dam was all dotted in foamy bits, and frogs were a-croaking everywhere. So we got up early the next morning, after the rain, and went on down to inspect… 


Summer is DONE (but our garden is not)

March 4, 2014 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Milkwood Farm | 15 comments | Author:

So officially, Summer is done and dusted. Which is fine with me, if it means Autumn rains aplenty. By the Milkwood Farm clock, however, we’re still right smack bang in Summer, for a few more weeks at least. Tomatoes absolutely … Read More


We went to find a Willow Tree

January 3, 2014 | Foraging, Milkwood Farm | 8 comments | Author:

With weaving on our minds. Yet another use for this wonderful weed…