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Glyphosate: safe or sorry?

Despite its reputation for being a relatively innocuous herbicide, recent research indicates that glyphosate may pose long-term dangers. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Cane toad

I found a cane toad in our medicinal garden today. I put him in a bag in the fridge. The theory is they go into hibernation mode in the cold. Then, after a day or so, they go into the freezer where they die. Unpleasant for all concerned. Continue reading

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Still raining

Sarah developed a bit of a fever and has been bed-ridden for the last few days. I made the mistake of giving her a bell to ring. She’s definitely on the mend but still insists of ringing that &#^$*%@ bell! Clever girl. Continue reading

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