Author Archives: Petit Paradis

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.

Our New Guinea Pigs Arrive

Our new guinea pigs arrived today. I’ve steadily been patching up some old hutches and we were ready to start bringing in the animals as part of our garden set-up. This is exciting to me because as far as kitchen … Continue reading

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More Tales from the Rusty Nail

I’ve been cranking out projects recently. All manner of irritating descriptions on my To Do List have been getting a working over. I’ve nearly finished the rabbit hutch with a worm farm underneath to catch droppings and food scraps. I … Continue reading

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Ringtail Possums

In the darkness I watched the silhouette of the possum as it stared back watching me. It was a young Ring-tailed Possum. I’m thrilled to have them around the garden, though I’m sure they are eating our strawberries. In designing … Continue reading

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Filling the Bioreactor

I was out in the garden early this morning. 5 am. The Cuckoo shrike was about as were Purple-crowned Lorikeets wheeling about high in the sky while the gums are blooming. As I stood on a ladder to get a … Continue reading

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Bioreactors

Some luck in the garden today. I have been looking into worm farming as a way of composting larger amounts of garden waste material and kitchen scraps and creating the worm castings that are so valuable to the garden. I’ve … Continue reading

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