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Posts Tagged ‘fight back fridays’

Perth Farmers’ Market

May 11th, 2010 by Steve and Heidi

We were keen to check out the nearby Perth farmers’ market and it just so happened that it opened for the season on Saturday. We figured we deserved the morning off and rather needed some groceries.


Mean Rooster

January 29th, 2010 by Heidi

We had a mean rooster problem; well in fact in the summer there were two mean roosters. They would wait until my back was turned and then attack me. Or one would distract me while the other snuck around to attack me from behind!



January 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Towards the end of December we took our first ‘lambs’ to be processed. Two of them were in fact what is known as ‘long yearlings’ or hoggets (between 1 & 2 years old). We had waited as Shetland sheep are so small that it can be better to let them gain a little more size. The third was a lamb from this year, but whereas we would have liked to wait he was already a very good size and one of his horns would have proved fatal.


Locally Raised

January 15th, 2010 by Steve

We like our food and prefer to know where it comes from. Ever since we started watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series we try to grow and raise as much of our own food as possible.


Everything but the Oink!

January 8th, 2010 by Heidi

I think I have mentioned River Cottage and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall a couple of times before, but I don’t think I ever properly introduced them (for those on this side of the ocean that are unlikely to have heard of them), and now seems rather timely, and a rather good lead in to the real subject today – Pork!


Soup & chips

December 11th, 2009 by Heidi

So Thursday evening I found myself trying to figure out what my Fight Back Friday post should be about, and what we should have for dinner, and came to the conclusion – soup and chips!


Grass fed beef

December 4th, 2009 by Heidi

We don’t eat a great deal of red meat, but we do like to be able to enjoy beef from time to time, the occasional Sunday roast, or comfort foods such as spaghetti bolognese or kali ladika.


It should be hard

November 27th, 2009 by Heidi

I was expecting it to be hard to take our ducks in for ‘processing’, this is not the kind of decision that we make lightly. No matter the logic or reasoning; or that I know it is, especially in this case, necessary. It was a very hard decision and I think that is the way it should be.


Naturally raised duck

November 20th, 2009 by Heidi

Just in case you didn’t read Monday’s post, one of our neighbours reported us to the city complaining that our ducks have been ‘trespassing’ and eating crops, this isn’t strictly true, but it has meant that we need to ensure that our ducks do not leave our property at all.


Happy hens & healthy eggs

November 6th, 2009 by Heidi

Last week I let you in on why we started raising chickens and why for the sake of the animals I encourage you to think when you are shopping and vote with your dollars. But there are also health benefits for you and your family to consider.


Why we raise chickens

October 30th, 2009 by Heidi

We started raising chickens as part of our goal of self-sufficiency, to save money and to have a supply of eggs and meat from birds we knew had led a good and natural life. But the happy, truly free range, natural life our chickens have is a far cry from the conditions most chickens live in.


Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants

October 23rd, 2009 by Heidi

Watching Food, Inc made me realize that although I thought I understood the problems, there is a vast amount that I do not know or comprehend about the food industry. So as is my way I turned to books, and have been borrowing from the library.