Post 400 – Welcome & Thank you, Cabbages & The Full Moon

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

Cleaning Air

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

Petit Paradis in Collage

The Eighth instalment of our annual bit of artwork tracking the Two Little Fellas. This year, on a whim, our youngest Little Fella takes the stage given that he's played smaller roles in previous pictures and I loved how he embraced his nature playground in the garden - quite literally. Over the years friends and … Continue reading Petit Paradis in Collage

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 monetary economy. And when you get economic contraction it's just natural that people start doing … Continue reading Retrofitting the Suburbs *

Rabbit Welfare

Today the rabbit kits are thirteen days of age. Their eyes had now opened and they are moving about. One of the kits was making its first outing into the hutch from the nest. Prodding Blackberry for a bit of milk, though Blackberry was not willing to allow such a treat without the other two … Continue reading Rabbit Welfare