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Louise Glut
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Show Girl
Well the results are in from the 123rd Gundagai Agricultural Show. This is the first time I have entered this show, last year I was just an observer. I entered produce into Section S - Jams and Jellies. I entered Class 10 - Peach Jam, any flavour . I put in...

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Harvest Monday - 10 Feb '14
It's been a peach of a week -  not weather wise but produce wise. The weather has been hot and horrible ( hopefully the last heatwave of the year...) but the peaches have started to ripen in earnest and the hot weather means the scent of ripening peaches fi...

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So many reasons...
Finally, after an extremely hot week, there is a cool breeze. Actually, it's not really a breeze, its much more forceful than that, nevertheless is is refreshing... finally! It's been a long week of relentless sun which was finally broken last night by this...

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Preparing for Show Season - Gundagai
It's Show Time - Agricultural Show time here in the Riverina Highlands. First Show on the schedule? Gundagai. Last year we visited the Gundagai Show. We watched the pretty ponies and their prettier riders, watched the old timers and their dogs handling shee...

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Compost Pot Luck
We all know how wonderful compost is right? A great way to add nutrient to the soil via your vegetable off cuts and the like. But compost can be more than this  - it can make your vegetable patch for you! In spring I dug in the compost that was in my tumbli...

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Beating the heat?
Day three of a week-long  heat wave and the pumpkins seem to be holding up relatively well. I have two varieties in  -   Butternut and Jap . You might notice the bundle of shade cloth lying beside the pumpkin bed? That's why the pumpkins are surviving I thi...

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Harvest Monday - 13 Jan '14
A whole week without posting! We've been busy doing more yard work, taking the first of our lamb orders up to Sydney and to a local Farmstay, maintaining he vegetable patch and over the last day or two skulking inside to hide from the punishing heat. Today ...

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Harvest Monday - 6th Jan '14
I've been absent from the Harvest Monday blog party the last few weeks. Mostly because there was very little to show for my gardening efforts but also because Christmas and New Year intervened and I have taken very few photos of the pick. But today as I was...

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Grape Henge
Sun worship temple?  Healing centre?  Huge calendar? Site of ritual sacrifice? How did they make this amazing structure using only found wood and twitching wire? "Easy peasy", as the ancients would say! All you need is a farm truck, a Lad handy with chain a...
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