Category Archives: What we did today

String

It turns out it’s not difficult at all to make 2-ply string, just a bit time-consuming. Since we spend a fair bit of time sitting around philosophising, it’s been quite fun to sit around and twiddle banana fibre at the same time. Continue reading

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Homegrown dinner

When we first got here and started growing food, each meal was preceded by a verbal observation of what in the meal was actually grown by us. eg. our greens, our beans etc. And at first it was mainly just that…’our greens’. Continue reading

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Wallabies and goats

Occasionally we get an assortment of wildlife around the chicken feeder. Recently we spotted a wallaby out of the kitchen window with our Brahma chicken looking on. Continue reading

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Pawpaw

Well, it’s pawpaw season again. Our pawpaw trees are just pregnant with fruit. We get a pawpaw harvest twice a year. Continue reading

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Solar adventure 2

Bernie strongly recommended we buy a “regulator” to go with our new batteries. Apparently, it’s really not good to overcharge AGM batteries (which ours now are) … Continue reading

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Solar Adventure 1

When we approached a couple of solar power companies about upgrading our solar system, we were quoted about $6000 (arg!) for something similar to our current system, and anything from $8000 to about $15000 to upgrade it. None of them attempted to save money and waste by making use of the components we already had. Hmm…what to do? Continue reading

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Rock pools

After the floods the sun came out with a vengeance. We decided to take a walk along the creek and see if we couldn’t find a swimming hole to cool off in. Continue reading

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Christmas floods

Sarah and I were expecting my family and their little fox terrier Suzy for Christmas on the afternoon of the 25th. Unfortunately, it rained consistently the week before their arrival and it really did look like getting in would be difficult. Continue reading

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Koala

Was just clearing some lantana behind the house, and happened to look up. This is a first for me … Continue reading

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Potato Harvest

It’s finally stopped raining so I thought I’d better check on the potatoes and make sure they haven’t rotted away. Well, to my surprise they hadn’t and, in fact, I managed to harvest 5kg worth of potatoes Continue reading

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