The First Cicadas & General Update

About a week and a half ago in Perth I heard the first cicada for the season. It was a really warm day in amongst others that had brought showers. Today, after a few days of rain and then a hot Spring sun that made the air steamy, I heard the first cicada for our … Continue reading The First Cicadas & General Update

The Very Ugly Garden

Over the last few years our garden has transitioned from a relatively newly cleared block (in preparation for the renovation) to a small salvage yard of various resources such as patio pavers, salvaged timber, corrugated sheeting, animal hutches, plastic pots and containers, pallets and piles of granite and coffee rock. In some areas, stacks of … Continue reading The Very Ugly Garden

Into the promise of Summer

It has been just under three weeks since filling the bioreactor. After about two weeks it had sunk down just over two feet. It smells like a damp forest floor and I've only removed the pipes in the last few days as I figured it wouldn't hurt to have them in there. After taking them … Continue reading Into the promise of Summer

Our New Guinea Pigs Arrive

Our new guinea pigs arrived today. I've steadily been patching up some old hutches and we were ready to start bringing in the animals as part of our garden set-up. This is exciting to me because as far as kitchen scraps go, we have some pretty decent ones in my opinion. Given that we eat … Continue reading Our New Guinea Pigs Arrive