Category Archives: Use Edges & Value the Marginal

Don’t think you are on the right track just because it’s a well-beaten path.

Days of Summer

Summer in this part of the world has a particular soundtrack. There is the click and ticks of the cicadas. The percussive rhythm that gives the heartbeat to the days of summer. There are the intermittent melodies of birds visiting … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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More Tales from the Rusty Nail

I’ve been cranking out projects recently. All manner of irritating descriptions on my To Do List have been getting a working over. I’ve nearly finished the rabbit hutch with a worm farm underneath to catch droppings and food scraps. I … Continue reading

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The First Trees are Planted

Yesterday I planted out our first trees. There was no pomp and ceremony. Not loudly anyway. I carted up several loads of sandy soil and dumped them on the growing swale at the top of the slope. I filled up … Continue reading

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Birds

Whilst I have been working out in the garden I have had visitors. Though I have been reminded that we are ‘Social Distancing’, ‘in self-quarantine or self-isolation’ or my pet dislike, ‘Lock-down’ – the visitors still come. The Wattlebird swoops … Continue reading

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