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Returning to Nature

Homesteading and growing food is not the easy way out of this life, i would say it is the hard way as there’s nothing convenient about it. It’s a lifestyle, a life change not a trend or hobby. Well, that’s my opinion any way…

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The Farmers Who Don’t Know Anything

This is the story of our last two years on our tiny farm. The story of two people with two kids who knew nothing about raising livestock or growing food. But instead of spending years thinking about how to do the thing, we just dove in…for better or worse…

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Awakino Station

Awakino Station is a child’s dream. There is the river to splash in, tussock covered hills to explore, animals to raise and a bustling kitchen with a baking tin full of something yummy to eat…

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Nest In The West

"Everywhere I look I see the projects I want to do - the orchard, the paddocks, the big garden site, the beautiful milking parlor."

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Holiday Stained Glass Windows with RuthAnn

Stained glass windows date back to the 7th century. With the earliest known reference dating
from 675 AD when workmen were imported from France to Britain to Glaze the windows of a
monastery…

Returning to Nature

Homesteading and growing food is not the easy way out of this life, i would say it is the hard way as there’s nothing convenient about it. It’s a lifestyle, a life change not a trend or hobby. Well, that’s my opinion any way…

The Farmers Who Don’t Know Anything

This is the story of our last two years on our tiny farm. The story of two people with two kids who knew nothing about raising livestock or growing food. But instead of spending years thinking about how to do the thing, we just dove in…for better or worse…

Awakino Station

Awakino Station is a child’s dream. There is the river to splash in, tussock covered hills to explore, animals to raise and a bustling kitchen with a baking tin full of something yummy to eat…

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