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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.

Freezing zucchini

We have had many kilos of zucchini this summer and once again I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes. This one is a new family favourite. But there is only so much you can do, especially when you … Continue reading

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Garden Share Adelaide

Today Jamie and I, along with other members of the Facebook group Garden Share Adelaide, met at the home of Glenda and Rob for a garden tour, produce share and chat. Glenda and Rob have spent the last twenty months restoring … Continue reading

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Our Third Blogiversary!

  It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since we began our blogging adventure with A Kailyard in Adelaide! The stats during this time are as follows: 125 posts (not including this one) 13579 views 6998 visitors 619 … Continue reading

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Seed Freedom Food Festival 2016

The very talented Sam Ryan made a fabulous video of the wonderful Seed Freedom Food Festival 2016. It truly captures the amazing atmosphere this festival creates. So if you were unable to make it this year, take a few minutes to watch … Continue reading

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It’s almost time…

…for this year’s Seed Freedom Food Festival! In September last year the second Seed Freedom Food Festival was held here in Adelaide at the Market Shed on Holland. It was a huge success with over 2000 people coming through the doors … Continue reading

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Bellwether Wines

While in the Coonawarra during the recent school holidays, Jamie and I discovered a gorgeous winery with its own produce garden. On the Riddoch Hwy in the Coonawarra, Bellwether Wines is housed in a converted Shearing Shed. Built by Chinese … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato

Way back in December of 2015 we planted a purple sweet potato in one of the galvanised beds. We have never grown them before and did absolutely no research on how to grow them – we just planted  it and … Continue reading

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