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No CSG today, just self-sufficiency stuff. We’re planning to plant Lomandra longifolia (spiny-headed mat rush) on contour at various spots around the place, to stabilise slopes and create barriers to pademelons. A tray of Lomandra seedlings from the nursery is $50, and not very self-sufficient, so we’re propagating them ourselves. Continue reading
Had a bit of an epiphany about the vegie garden recently. Two, actually. Continue reading
Part 1 is here. So just as we were crossing our fingers for no more chooks becoming dog, cat or goanna lunches, I was up at the house when I heard a short chook alarm sound.
We had a whole glorious year of free-ranging our chooks before the predators found them. But all is not lost! Continue reading
Here is what we plan (planned) to plant in 2010/11, starting from spring 2010. Ta da!
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
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