Waste Reduction & Food Production

I've been remiss. Actually, quite remiss. Something happened this year that I didn't acknowledge or pay credence to at the time. So here it is, before the year ends! This year the City of Albany introduced the FoGo (Food Organics & Garden Organics) collection service. Other localities around the State have been rolling out the … Continue reading Waste Reduction & Food Production

Gran and the Forbidden Favourites

In making a marked exit from plastic this Christmas, Mrs PP has finally pulled out the Forbidden Favourites move. We've talked about this before between us, but this year we are doing it. And there are a couple of things precluding it. Firstly, we are aiming to give the Little Fellas experiences over more plastic … Continue reading Gran and the Forbidden Favourites

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 more recently come across the Johnson-Su Bioreactor and was impressed by: the large quantity of … Continue reading Bioreactors

Pests, Predators and Observations

The morning started with bird calls. The magpies were the first birds I heard. It was around 4am. This time of the year, in this part of the world, we get some lovely morning light. One of my first tasks was to water the garden. Kind of a gentle way to ease into the day … Continue reading Pests, Predators and Observations