Friday, 6 March 2009

Cabbage Tree Farm (Kaipara District Northland New Zealand) Recommended

Cabbage Tree Farm was recommended . Here's a word from Bridget in New Zealand

The Cabbage Tree Farm blog aims to describe some of the day to day happenings on our 10 acre piece of rural land in Northland, New Zealand. Our priority is to produce for ourselves as much fresh, natural food (i.e. not sprayed with pesticides) as we can. We moved from the city onto our ‘block’ (short for lifestyle block, the common NZ description of our land) in mid 2006.

We are working on the land: establishing an orchard, trying to maintain a good year round supply of vegetables and herbs in our garden, landscape our surroundings for privacy and wind protection, and raise a small number of stock. At present we have our own supply of fresh eggs, some meat from our chickens and 5 cows (for meat later).

We are striving towards being more self sufficient. We're interested in growing food, hunting/fishing and gathering. Future projects could include bee keeping, cheese making, making homemade wine, various crafts such as candle making (beeswax) and weaving flax (Phormium tenax) baskets.

I suppose the majority of my posts are recipes. Also I post details of progress (and failures!) in our veg garden and orchard, and details of other projects we're doing around the farm.

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