Monthly Archives: September 2017

Some History

I’ve been fleshing out a bit more of the story of what we are up to and what we have done. It’s all a part of the new transition from a document of personal experiences to one where we are … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Soggy Sock

It didn’t rain much today. At least not until this evening when we had a nice shower, however fleeting. The ground this morning was wet due to an early morning shower and my boots, having been worked hard over the … Continue reading

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Little Black Duck Compost – Heap #1

I moved our compost bins onto the new garden a month or so ago. I’ve already relocated one further up the back to feed a few bananas. The new garden is still in a very raw state but has room … Continue reading

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The Rainwater Catchment kicks into Life

It was a disruptive night. Each of our boys took turns to wake us for one thing or another. I found it hard to get back to sleep and then the heavy rain continued and I was lying in bed … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Scattered Paddock

I ventured back to my preferential paddock for the procurement of poo this morning. For some hours I probably spent way too much time fixated in thought on horse manure and cow manure. This was my second visit to the … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Multi-Generation Living

“Generations of vacuum cleaners have sustained themselves on very little but dust and pieces of Lego .”  Mr Petit Paradis When my mother-in-law came to live with us following the passing of the Prof, I had no idea what to … Continue reading

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Tagasaste

I have had a recent project preparing Tagasaste Cytisus proliferus seeds for growing. As they are designed for tough conditions being native to the Canary Islands, much like our Australian native plants, the seeds are quite robust and require some … Continue reading

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