Well it’s winter and not time to hibernate! It’s time to work out what you are going to do next season, and get any major projects underway right now before the work load of spring.
February is indeed the month of ‘peak plum’ and I’ve just spent the last week bottling, jamming and dehydrating the last of the rooftop haul.
If this is your dream (and you are still at the dreaming-only stage), you’ll need to think about what you really want from this future life
A handbook offering practical guidance on how to plant strategically to feed bees is now available free to New Zealand farmers.
The kunekune is unique to NZ. It means ‘fat and round’ in Te Reo Māori. It is smaller than other breeds, although an overweight Kunekune can still be quite a large pig.
These plants can be just as harmful to our environment as pest animals. They can outcompete or smothering native plants, dry wetlands and rivers, reduce habitats for native animals, and grow rapidly in waterways.