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24 January 2017

When we look back at what the Bloch looked like two and a half years ago we recognise how much we have achieved – starting with the blackberry annihilation. The northern boundary is now clear of blackberries, though this Spring … Continue reading

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13 November 2016

Sunday was a miserably wet day but we had received our burning off permit and did not want to put if off for when the weather became too warm.  This time we got the fires going easily, burying firelighters in … Continue reading

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9 October 2016

We had prepared a second veggie patch site in late September and today created the beds and erected the fence.  It is rather bigger than our first veggie patch, where I have already begun raising the usual.  We cleared the … Continue reading

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4 September 2016

Over the past couple of months we have achieved a couple of notable projects at the Bloch. Because the winter veggies had done pretty poorly I dug over the garden beds, removing every struggling thing planted months ago – cauliflower, … Continue reading

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17 July 2016

All the blackberries have now been razed and all that remains are huge piles of ugly stalks dotted over the northern boundary.  The huge atlas cedar looks half stripped as perhaps one or two more large branches have fallen in … Continue reading

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5 June 2016

We have ten new trees on the Bloch now after a frenzy of planting over two weekends.  Each tree has a wire guard to protect it from kangaroos and other animals that may be grazing in the paddock.  Today I … Continue reading

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15 March 2016

On the weekend we harvested a huge number of tomatoes – finally they are ripening, but as usual, coming all at once.  We took home about 5 kilos from the 6 plants, and another enormous zucchini.  I’ve pulled out all … Continue reading

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