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A Matter of Distance & Why it Matters

As told in a previous post, we are now home schooling our boys. So when I’m tasked to teach about distance and measurement I take the opportunity to make it real. I have been designing and building our chicken yard … Continue reading

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Chicken Yard Progress, kind of. . .

At present, whatever way I look at the garden, it’s all hinging on the chook yard. I appear to have worked myself into a ‘corner’. I think it’s a good corner, but a bit annoying nonetheless. I can only hope … 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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The Albany Agricultural Show – Trouble in Paradise.

It has been a busy week, but there is no rest for this man. I am rather over-tired and I have some opinions to vent. Which I do very irregularly. But I will unpack a few right here and now. … Continue reading

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A Moment in Time

Another day of tidying up affairs at the other house. As a result I had bags of weeds, grass and the odd plant in the wrong spot that wasn’t really a weed. There were some useful plants which I have … Continue reading

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Mild Weather Workout

Today I was up early and working between houses. Progress is being made, but there is still not enough time in the day and too few lifetimes. The main priority today was getting to the rabbits. Spot needed more attention … Continue reading

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Why the Chickens crossed the Road

Why? Because they just weren’t getting looked after to the respectable level of care that they deserved. And so it was that Mrs PP found a new home for the four remaining chooks. I did not feel they were getting … Continue reading

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