Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dansons la Capucine (Nasturtium Dance)

This is my painting of my wife in the garden with all the critters that I did for her birthday. The guinea pigs and the chooks and the scenery and the birds in the trees. Oh, and my brothers dog … Continue reading

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Psychology and Gardening

An interesting article I found on the net. Very interesting. Consider the earthy pleasures of gardening. You’re outdoors. The sun warms your muscles. You’re doing something both productive and edifying. And the activity places you back into the natural world, … Continue reading

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Photo Update

I took an updated photo of the house from the back corner of the garden as it is becoming so much more of a jungle than it was a few months back. From the main garden bed a grapevine has … Continue reading

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Aquaponics – Stage One

Stage One of the Aquaponics project. I leveled out the ground and compacted the sand. Made sure it was relatively even and then positioned a sturdy wooden pallet in place and put the fibre glass tank on top. The timing … Continue reading

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Creating a Micro-Soak

I got this inspiration from the concept of swales and how they permit water to be leached slowly into the earth for use by trees and plants. I had just planted a pepino cutting by a fence in a very, … Continue reading

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Scavenging Locally

In the mornings my wife and I go for a walk around town. Usually I casually guide the route as my wife divulges of whatever it is she wishes to divulge as we spend this time together at the start … Continue reading

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April Update

A few things to report. The broad beans planted about a month ago now are averaging about 10cms in height. About four days ago I planted a small area with seeds from last years red flowering broad beans. These were … Continue reading

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