Tag Archives: permaculture

Lockdown at le Petit Paradis

Lockdown. I really dislike that term. A great deal. I have much disdain for it. I am mindful of the words we use to paint our world. This is also not so much of a Lockdown as a very inconvenient … 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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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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