July 28th, 2010 was when I started recording our garden and household goings on with this blog. Since then there have been months of crazy posting and other months too busy to do much at all. There have been years where I posted 8 times and others where I've posted 126 times. So for a … Continue reading Post 400 – Welcome & Thank you, Cabbages & The Full Moon
I've been interested in cleaning the air in our house for some time. Years in fact. During the renovation I was particularly concerned with the possibilities of off-gassing from the building materials. Where possible we tried to reduce or eliminate these. For example, with our choice of floor finish (natural oils and wax) instead of … Continue reading Cleaning Air
As we await the completion of our larger, raised garden beds, I cannot let it stand as an excuse not to grow our own food. So in the meantime we have a couple of plants started to supplement that which we purchase from the local farmers market. I have sprinkled lettuce seeds, parsley seeds and … Continue reading Mini-Crops for your Little Paradise
From time to time I briefly observe the remarkable sights of other peoples blogs and websites. It's both an experience of awe and total disenchantment to me. Awe at others endeavours and successes. Disenchantment on reflection of our own current state of utter chaos and the relentlessness of working through the mundane list of chores … Continue reading Take what the day gives
As we've mentioned before - we love the season of Autumn in Albany. We also like the change of the seasons as one shifts into another. Sometimes subtly, sometimes sudden. Albany is a place of contrast. Often visitors tell us, it's just like Melbourne. Or they exclaim, it's four seasons in one day! This is … Continue reading J’aime la saison d’automne!