Tag Archives: permaculture

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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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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Lessons from Our First Week of Home Schooling

Gran – despite her robust diet of packaged meals, meat pies, toast & jam, dry biscuits and Promite, fizzy drinks, milk chocolates and prescription medicine – still has a fairly tenuous grip on life. Especially after her near dead experience … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Soil & The Beans

Today, I had the luxury of getting outside early. Though ten minutes into my day I was already sweating as I carted buckets of sand up the slope to where I am starting the very top swale. It is hard … Continue reading

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A Chat Over the Fence

Sometimes, when time permits, I get to have a bit of a chat with our neighbour. Sadly I am often too pressed for time to get a job done and cannot really settle into a good, decent conversation. Today for … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed … Continue reading

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Beer & Tattoos

I don’t have any tattoos. I contemplated getting a henna tattoo once while traveling in the United States to try it out, but when I looked around – it seemed that everyone had one. It lost the uniqueness that made … Continue reading

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