Man and the Age of Discontent

I have been thoroughly frustrated with my current life and lifestyle for some time now. There is simply a lot going on in a very short period of my life. That short period however appears to be stretching itself out into a longer period of a what is now about 3 years.

Which leads me to succinctly and despondently concur that I am currently and appropriately in a state of thorough Discontent.

But being by rudimentary nature a self-proclaimed Creature of Optimism, I have embraced this ‘season of discontent’ in my life so as to fuel enough massive action to hyper-travel out of it ‘quick smart’ – as  my Nanna used to say.


Dave the Digger fitting logs together like a jig-saw puzzle.

So to keep a long story short – as Pop used to say – I had a day of immense satisfaction burying not only accumulated timber but also decades worth of hoarded paperwork, moth-eaten fabrics, silver-fish infested books and cardboard and recycled papers. It all went into The Great Ditch of Antiquity. And boy, did I feel better for watching the stuff get buried.

This is going to  be the start of our soil creation area for the vegetable gardens and will probably double as a vegetable garden in the mean time. As much as I have carefully planned the movement of materials around the garden area, there were some things that were done for various reasons which has meant I have had to make variations to some of the planning, design and processes used along the way. I have no doubt that this new garden will  be extraordinary. The journey may not be as I have planned or in the order I have wished for. This will be something to document in and of itself. Hence this blog.


About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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