Dec 2012 - we hadn't had any significant rain for 2 months and things were looking dire. We also bought a house. Just the house, not the land!
|the house we bought|
|the guinea fowl keets|
|NZ's Mt Cook|
Mar 2013 - our wee Molly cow had her first calf, Monty and while she wasn't overly keen on being milked at first, she produced so much I had to make a cheese a day to keep up! We were pleased to have trained our first house cow from a calf. We also hatched a few chickens.
May 13 - we worked on clearing a pad for house and I did lots of knitting.
|crazy guineas growing up|
Jul 13 - after months of planning our house finally moved to Cheslyn Rise! And we participated in Plastic Free July.
|our house on the move|
Aug 13 - we butchered Frank(furter) and Bella had her calf Nancy
|Frank(furter) and the butcher|
|these purple potatoes were a pleasant surprise!|
|our new and old cattle yards|
|Chime (on right) with Cheryl|
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This is my 423rd published blog post, I have over 2630 published comments (some of them my own replies) and I usually get around 600-700 pageviews per day, with a total of over 350,000 pageviews since I started.
I told you all that because, I wouldn't bother to write this blog if I didn't have readers, and most of all, commenters, so I wanted to thank you all for reading, following, pinning, liking and commenting and generally joining in with the conversation, that's what keeps this blog going. That's what makes it fun and worth doing, when I feel like I'm teaching, learning, entertaining and adding something useful to all that information out there on the internet!
|Cheryl enjoying a cucumber|
I want to thank you all for your support and sympathy after Chime died, it really helped us to know that we weren't alone in missing our dog. Thanks for all your kind words.
And now my friends, I think we all deserve a break, its been a big year, and 2014 doesn't look like its going to be any different, I'm going to have a few weeks off, but I think I've left you with plenty of reading. See you next year for more permaculture, house cows, herbs and knitting!
How was your year and what are you planning to take on next year?