Eight Acres - the blog — update

Eight Acres has moved!

Sep 20 2017 1 Comment Tags: update

Welcome to my new blog!  It was a lot of work behind the scenes to move here, nearly as much as moving house I reckon, but it will be worth it.  We even did a photoshoot, Pete behind the camera and the dogs photo-bombing half the photos!     You might be wondering why I wanted to spent weeks moving my blog over to a new website..... well when I started this blog seven years ago on the free Google platform "blogger" I had no idea what I was doing.  I just thought it would be fun to share some...

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Farm update - July 2017

Jul 03 2017 0 Comments Tags: update

The dogs are still sleeping outside on the veranda. I think they are getting used to it. Unfortunately if they don't sleep well, neither do we, as they are right outside our window. I go out and put their coats on most evenings and I often find them like this: the little dog on the big bed and the big dog on the little bed. I have to rearrange their blankets and put the right dog on the right bed....

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Farm Update - May 2017

May 01 2017 0 Comments Tags: update

As anticipated in my last update, we have indeed moved into our secondhand house. It wasn't such a huge effort because we had been gradually moving things for months, as soon as the floor was finished we started moving things every weekend, so we just had to do that final transition with all the kitchen things and clothing and now our old house is nearly empty. We have a lot more to move from the...

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Farm update - March 2017

Mar 01 2017 0 Comments Tags: update

February was another hot month, with not much rain.  The grass at Nanango is now brown and crunchy.  Kumbia is still green due to the rain we had at the end of January.  The evenings have just started to cool down as we welcome autumn (about time!).





 Food and cooking

The garden has not been very productive in the hot weather, however the giant chilli bushes are very healthy and I harvested two...

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Farm update: February 2017

Feb 01 2017 0 Comments Tags: update

January has brought more heat waves, but some relief also with storms and rain at both properties, enough to keep the grass green at least (100mm at Kumbia has also filled dams, a massive relief).  The dogs have been helping with the house renovations and Gus has learnt to take himself for a swim and then nap in uncomfortable positions.





Food and cooking


Have you been following my weekly lunch...

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Farm update - January 2017

Jan 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: update

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had some time off to relax. We had a few days at the beach and then we got back into house reno work. I'll have an update on that for you next week. We had really hot and dry weather until last week, when we finally started to see some of the monsoon rains, so the season hasn't been too bad so far. When I say hot and dry, I mean I left an egg outside and when...

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