Category Archives: Integrate Rather than Segregate

Many hands make light work.

Summer Delights

The dahlias are flowering. Steadily over the last two years I have managed to cultivate our burgundy dahlias well enough to increase them in number. I have seen them described on-line with such fanciful names as velvet wine, black satin … Continue reading

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Gran Re-Booted (& Magpie Mimicry)

At the start of November, Gran took ill. Really ill. My wife made phone calls to nursing staff and after no change in Grans condition, an ambulance. Much to the entertainment of the Little Fellas, it took four ambulance volunteers … Continue reading

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The Albany Show

Amidst everything else that has been going on around here . . . the Albany Show stops for no one. So it was that we piled our garden produce and cut flowers into the car along with of course the … 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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In Reverence of The Rusty Nail

I have busied myself with carpentry projects around the house. Not that I need to really busy myself, but that the aspiration to learn to put things together in more of a coherent and concrete sense than I have managed … Continue reading

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Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my … Continue reading

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Inner Harvest

I continue on my own personal food revolution . . . Though the picture above of our garden during late summer here in the Far South shows an indication of summer abundance, it is what grows between the crops that … Continue reading

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