GrassFed in the city

Modern Farm Girls talking Food, Family, and Farming in New Zealand

When I was growing up, Greenpeace were my hero. The name Rainbow Warrior puffed out my chest with pride – they stood up to those big nasty nuclear nations and paid an awful price. It was David vs Goliath. Greenpeace stood up for the planet, and by proxy, a young, enchanted me. But somewhere along …

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It is always great catching up with friends and having friends stay on the farm.  My daughter Keelin loves showing visitors the dogs (her dogs), the sheep and cattle and her prized guinea pigs!  This autumn my husband and I hosted a long time friend from Canada and his Chinese partner.  We were also treated …

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What’s the best thing about this warm rain?  Pasture growth! What’s the next best thing?  Water in our household water tank, so a slightly longer shower! And what’s the next best thing?  Mushrooms!!! After several months with almost no rain here in Auckland, the last couple of days have brought big smiles to our faces. …

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Late last year we moved our vegetable garden to create some more space for the kids, and allowed the old one to grass over and become part of our lawn.  Have a look at these photos:                   I have never applied fertiliser to our lawn (who’d want to …

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