Tag Archives: self sufficiency

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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Money rehab

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a moneyoholic.

Yes! I’ll say it loud and proud. Because it’s more than likely that if you’re reading this online, then you are too. I’ve been trying to kick the habit for 62 weeks now, and it’s always comforting to talk to fellow addicts. Continue reading

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The summer garden

Oh joy is ours, for we have finished the summer garden fence!

When we moved here, there was a big fenced vegie garden just down the slope from the house. “Woohoo!” we thought. “Vegies for us!”. (Well, I did. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Felice say “Woohoo!”). But as it happened, I was a little premature… Continue reading

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The Moneyless Man

Ever wondered what living without money would be like? Irish environmentalist Mark Boyle commits to 12 months of moneyless living. Continue reading

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A Bush Idyll

“In July 1981 we left our house behind and walked off into the bush, carrying our new home and our chattels on the pack saddles of two donkeys…” Continue reading

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Welcome to The Creek

So here we are.  Just over a year ago today (7/10/10) a 3-tonne truck filled with almost everything we owned heaved itself up our very steep and rocky 1.5km driveway.  Felice was driving, the truck was tilting alarmingly, and we … Continue reading

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