Category Archives: Design from Patterns to Details

Can’t see the wood for the trees.

A Matter of Distance & Why it Matters

As told in a previous post, we are now home schooling our boys. So when I’m tasked to teach about distance and measurement I take the opportunity to make it real. I have been designing and building our chicken yard … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Soil & The Beans

Today, I had the luxury of getting outside early. Though ten minutes into my day I was already sweating as I carted buckets of sand up the slope to where I am starting the very top swale. It is hard … Continue reading

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Initial Garden Design for Tillellan

  This was a rough design I made for the back garden some time ago. It has morphed a little as I have had to add other considerations to the design, but its not altered much in relation to the … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed … Continue reading

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Revisiting Phases of Abundance

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 … Continue reading

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Autumn, like a Second Spring

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. … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies

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 … Continue reading

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