Category Archives: Use Edges & Value the Marginal

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

High in the Skies . . .

This is an image of the Little Eagle being mobbed by an Australian Raven recently, about midday. There were also magpies involved and it was quite a scene given that it is the height of breeding season for many birds … Continue reading

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Frog Pools in the Garden

Recently we shifted our small bowls and pool bowls into the vegetable garden to encourage the local frog population into the garden itself. We visited the local pond to collect some gambusia or Mosquito fish. These are an introduced species … Continue reading

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Turtles on the Move

Today we witnessed the mini-migration of the endemic turtles to our area, the Southwestern Snake-necked Turtle. It’s interesting how names change for birds and animals. I grew up knowing it as the Long-necked Tortoise. I was up early to sow … Continue reading

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Spring Kits

Our wayward rabbit Spot, was finally captured again about a week ago. She’d been quite happy roaming the garden and neighbouring blocks for about three weeks. And as things tend to occur around here, if it’s not one thing, it’s … Continue reading

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Edges

By default, this post is about edges. It’s a bit of an update on how the wormwood hedge is going and my interim water saving measure for the impending summer ahead. Wormwood Hedge Long term readers may remember my various … Continue reading

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June Update

The Moon is waxing and the June Solstice is upon us. This is a longer post than normal as I record an update on what is happening around the garden. The Winter vegetables are coming along fabulously with the recent … Continue reading

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Retrofitting the Suburbs *

  Self-reliance. . . It has always been an economic foundation of every society in history, it’s just that in the┬ásuper-charged affluence of the past couple of decades we’ve managed to suck it dry and shift everything up, into the … Continue reading

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