Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Since the flood we’ve had many rock pool choices but yesterday we discovered a shallow waterfall gushing into a very cozy jacuzzi-like pool. Unfortunately we can’t show you any pics because we were both starkers 🙂 Continue reading

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The vegie planting plan

Here is what we plan (planned) to plant in 2010/11, starting from spring 2010.  Ta da! 

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How much do you plant?

Being self-sufficient in water and energy is really just a matter of infrastructure (enough tanks/batteries/wood stoves etc) and learning how to use it. Being self-sufficient in food is another matter altogether. Continue reading

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Post-rain frog orgy

The last few nights have been a cacophany of “wonk wonk”s, “bleheheheheheh”s etc. Continue reading

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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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Rosie’s sex scandal

Dramas in the rosella world… Continue reading

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