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 of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance

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 to do in the past, has been a little stronger. I have completed a cubby … Continue reading In Reverence of The Rusty Nail

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. The days can still be reasonably warm. The sun still intense. Yet the addition of … Continue reading Autumn, like a Second Spring

Tourist Trap

I often wonder what residents of Perth or visitors to Albany, Western Australia, make of our weather. We have had some really wonderful weather recently. Yesterday had the intensity of a summers day, but with the freshness in the air of Spring day. It was one of those days when the garden is just happily … Continue reading Tourist Trap

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 Little Fellas have since hit upon the idea of a cubby house out in the … Continue reading Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies