Category Archives: What we did today

A word from the Leard

It’s hot, hot, hot at Leard State Forest protectors’ camp. I’m slumped in a comfy chair, snatching some down time to watch the bees attracted to the wet hessian on the Coolgardie safe. It’s probably the only water for them for kilometres. There’s low muttering as today’s reconnaissance group frowns and points over a map. Continue reading

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Police conceal identification at CSG blockade

As local CSG blockades gather momentum, and numbers swell at blockade camps, I’d just like to draw attention to something that happened at the Glenugie blockade, in the hope that by “calling” it, it might help reduce future incidences. Continue reading

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Root vegie soup

My turn to cook for a change, so I raided the garden for ingredients for vegie soup. 

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Lughnasadh to Alban Elued 2012 (Feb 1 to Mar 20)

CSG issues took up a lot of time this eighth, so we slacked off on the harvesting, as well as the sowing and recording.  But here goes a quick summary, with the limited notes I’ve got…

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Joy

I just need to say how good I feel today. Even CSG can’t shake it – I have this solid sense of joy and abundance and love for everything. Flaky? Absolutely. Do I care? Absolutely not. Continue reading

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Lomandra propagation

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

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Has Arrow Energy bought the Qld police force?

Last week, a rather chatty police officer told me something that I found quite shocking. Continue reading

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

Alban Eiler is the Spring Equinox, so in this 8th, the days are longer then 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: 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).

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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 … Continue reading

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