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Autumn Equinox

We are past the Autumn equinox now and the days are a muddle of hot then cold. We are still resisting putting the fire on for the cold days but are aware that our woodpiles need to be doubled to get through the cold Tasmanian winters.

I haven’t been posting much in social media recently as I’m trying to focus my energy in family and creating crochet and felt items for the big market I’m having a stall at in July.

I’ve also been socialising far too much knowing soon we’ll all start hibernating and not go out so much.

I do love Autumn in Tasmania we still get some lovely warm days , there’s still tomatoes galore in the garden and plenty of things to forage.

My main focus in the garden now is the tomatoes trying to decide if we pull them up and plant out our brassicas and winter veg.

It’s coming to our one year anniversary here and if you know our story when we moved to this rental Banjo was in a Spica cast and not working. Sometimes much has happened this last year with Embers birth that I feel this year we will put lots of good energy into the place.

We recently got a British giant Doe from littletassieprepper.com and we are planning to fix up a little shed and make a area for her and our Angora buck. They will be separate but have access to get to know each other before breeding time.

Our landlord has also given us permission to get dairy goats so we are busy making plans to do fencing work. I’ve wanted goats for the longest time and I am really looking forward to this next step.

We are getting prepared to pack down our two beehives for winter and will be having help from Tasmanian natural beekeeper Ronnie. She is a wealth of knowledge and I’m looking forward to hearing her advice.

Other than that we plod along. I’m looking forward to slowing down, making plans for the next year.

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