Alban Eiler to Beltane (Sept 23 – Nov 1) 2011

Alban Eiler is the Spring Equinox, so in this 8th, the days are longer than the nights, and getting longer (but more slowly).  The garden is responding with daily flourishes of new green, which makes us feel like better gardeners than we are.  But we’ll take what we can get. Continue reading

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Imbolc to Alban Eiler 2011: In the kitchen

Felice is the kitchen wizard at The Creek, so she’s probably best placed to write this part, but here’s what I like about this 8th: Continue reading

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Herbs

It all started with the gardener’s hands.  Continue reading

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Imbolc to Alban Eiler 2011: Some seasonal to-dos

A few notes about what we’re doing this 8th when we’re not in the vegie garden (or being flabbergasted into uselessness by the behaviour of the mining industry). Continue reading

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Imbolc to Alban Eiler 2011: What we sowed/planted

This kind of information is available in lots of different places (here and here for example) so really, this is more for me as an aide memoire.  But in case it’s useful, here it is.  I’ve done it in the usual greens/beans/fruits/roots format because that’s how it came out. Continue reading

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Imbolc to Alban Eiler 2011: What we harvested

Harvests this 8th… Continue reading

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Imbolc to Alban Eiler (Aug 1 to Sept 23) 2011

Long time no blog. Too much time doing, not enough time writing. Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas song video

Our deepest thanks go to Ruby Vincent at A Question of Balance and Paul McQueen at Songwriters Across Australia for putting this video together. Continue reading

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Coal seam gas lies 2

My mum, bless her thoughtful heart, just sent me a bunch of newspaper clippings from Sydney, about coal seam gas.  Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas lies

A farmer from QLD came to our area recently to speak of his experiences with coal seam gas company representatives. “They look you in the eye, and they lie, lie, lie”, he said. “And if a man’s word is no good, he’s no good.” Continue reading

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