We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance
I've observed before in the garden how Autumn conditions have an effect on certain aspects of the garden like Spring. Plants put on a burst of extra growth, the activity in the soil picks up after the heat of summer. The days can still be reasonably warm. The sun still intense. Yet the addition of … Continue reading Autumn, like a Second Spring
Today I began the task of sorting through the stored wood from the renovation. I had kind of started some weeks back, putting aside certain lengths of structural timber of certain dimensions for the trellis along the retaining wall. The Little Fellas have since hit upon the idea of a cubby house out in the … Continue reading Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies
A bright, shiny, new Year. So much has occurred. So much continues to occur. Somewhere in the middle of the month we crossed over into our first year of living here in Tillellan. Firstly, in the garden. I have concentrated on mulching the garden beds quite thickly with the meadow hay we managed to procure … Continue reading January Update 2019
This is an image of the Little Eagle being mobbed by an Australian Raven recently, about midday. There were also magpies involved and it was quite a scene given that it is the height of breeding season for many birds and most of them already have young and are trying to ensure a little security. … Continue reading High in the Skies . . .