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Home grown fresh produce produced without chemicals so you get all the goodness and none of the nasties.

4 days ago

Nagano, naturally.
Changed my mind about picking some blueberries in the rain. Someone else got first dibs.#naganonaturally #growingblueberries #snakelife ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Nagano, naturally.
These two pictures are taken from the same spot at the corner of the house looking east. The first picture is sunrise and the second one is sunset. How do we get pretty colours morning and evening looking in the same direction? It’s a mystery. But it’s pretty and it makes me happy.I’m sure there’s some scientific reason for it but it’s beyond me so I prefer to just think we’re really lucky. #naganonaturally #sunrise #sunset #lovewhereilive ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Nagano, naturally.
Apologies for the seasickness inducing horizon line on this one but when you’re this smug you’re only focusing on yourself. And today I was sooooooo smug. Look at us! Look at the weekend farmer in the background there. The weekend farmer who had off farm commitments on not one but both days of the weekend and still managed to get the wheat threshed, bagged and inside safe and dry! Oh did I mention it’s still the rainy season? And yet our wheat was dry enough to bag- it’s not even going to spend a week spread out on tarps in a spare room with fans on it and me stirring it around twice a day. Nope. Not this year. This year we’re properly smug wheat farmers. Woohooo. But don’t worry, tomorrow I will go back to hoping for rain as watering during the rainy season is just wrong. #smugfarmer #naganonaturally #growingwheat #rainyseason ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Nagano, naturally.
I took this photo of barbecuing (I’m Aussie, I’m allowed to call it that ;) ) on a weekday (!) looking past the blueberries to the field and the mountain beyond thinking ahhhhh this is the life! Then I realised it was also a photo of my grass clipping pile, the em bokashi liquid fertiliser bucket and how badly the kitchen garden needs mowing and I wasn’t going to post it. But I’m all about truth in advertising and this is real life this time of year. If we hadn’t had the barbecue I probably would have had time to mow the garden path and walkways. But I’m happy with the decision that was made! If we never had fun until all the jobs were done it would be a pretty thankless few months ahead! #naganonaturally #reallife #summerbarbecue #itiswhatitis ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Nagano, naturally.
I’m really careful about not field-shaming other farmers as everyone has their reasons for what they’re doing and how they’re doing it and I know many of my neighbours shudder at the state of the pathways and verges of my fields but this is a really interesting illustration of what we’re doing and why and the guy who’s field I’ve used as an example is someone I know and I think he’d agree with me so here goes. ;) picture one you can see “mou” it’s a kind of floating water weed thing (very exact definition) that’s a positive as it shades out sun which stunts weed germination and growth. We keep our paddy water as deep as possible (usually between 25-30cm) which encourages mou and floating duckweed (also a plus for the same reasons).The second picture you can see the uprooted weed seedlings that float around after we run a chain through the paddy. The chain is on a board that runs over the rice which has an added benefit of setting off plant hormones that help grow stronger rice plants too.The third picture is a paddy that’s already struggling. Something wasn’t quite right in the soil preparation this year and the farmer can’t keep it flooded. Every other day it drains itself dry and he has to keep opening the water inlet to re-flood it. This means the paddy temperature is colder as the water never gets a chance to warm up. All the sunshine and lack of water means he has almost as many weeds growing as rice. (Everything not in a row in that picture is a weed.) He’s a busy guy with a full time off farm job so hasn’t been out there weeding yet. I really feel for him and have commiserated when we meet out at the paddy but I must admit when I’m exhausted from doing all the paddy jobs and wondering if it’s all really necessary it’s a reminder of why we do what we do. ... See MoreSee Less
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