Timing…

Time, where does it go? Time since my last blog post? 45 days. Time since we moved from Sydney to Taylors Arm? 1729 days. Time since Coronavirus travel and social distancing restrictions were first imposed in Australia? 171 days. At time of writing. These past few months I’ve been haunted by a dream I had … More Timing…

dear friends…

Once upon a time many years ago when I first began blogging a curious non-blogger friend asked “is blogging like being a pen pal?” At that time in early 2012 I was launching missives into an electronic ether… so my bemused answer was “not quite”. Not long afterwards I commented and followed and made my … More dear friends…

it’s oh so quiet . . .

How have your months of Coronavirus iso been going? Little has changed for the G.O. and me; at the best of times we are not social butterflies. Our own company and day-to-day finds us engaged sufficiently with the contentment that comes from living our #LiveSimpleHomeMadeGrownLocalCreativeBetter way of life… it’s like we’ve been practising for years … More it’s oh so quiet . . .

March past . . .

Despite getting a bit creative with the title it’s evident, notwithstanding the best of intentions, for the moment monthly round-ups are the only posts I’m managing to blog* with the exception of my spur-of-the-moment #covid19 post last week. Even with our focus on Covid-19 life here is busy-ness as usual. Amidst it all I’ve completed … More March past . . .

February 2020 round-up

February sees summer holiday for me ended, and my remaining Tafe NSW Permaculture studies started… I submitted an assignment on water observations which I did some work on during my summer break, following it now with site assessment and creating base map and overlays of my property as it is, in preparation for creating a … More February 2020 round-up

January 2020 round-up

I’ve spent a lovely but hot and humid summer break in our post-bushfire -both local and political- landscape on holiday from my Tafe studies but not from reading, watching, learning, making… being incredibly grateful, and inspired. As I hope to do from time-to-time I’m sharing below a few things I’ve enjoyed and snippets I posted … More January 2020 round-up

All I want for Christmas is a . . . wicking bed

It seems idealistic to wish for a significant rain event when weather is at best enigmatic and at worst the collateral damage of global warming and climate change. “Permaculture’s whole principle of having to work with nature, rather than fight against it, is not just an ethical restraint. It’s also about realizing you’re not the … More All I want for Christmas is a . . . wicking bed

Permaculture . . . can we fix it yes we can

“Starting a garden without a design will end in tears as surely as starting a renovation project without a plan. The design should answer questions about sun and shade, wildlife, proximity and access, water, organic matter and nutrient cycling, local seasons, crops, and weather. The answers will be different in every situation but the principles … More Permaculture . . . can we fix it yes we can

Permaculture . . . why me?

Even studying online, students get to answer the usual get-to-know-you classroom questions. Q. What you want to achieve by doing this course? Initially, from this course I want to achieve: greater familiarity and understanding about permaculture; how to observe; some proficiency in permaculture design; how to promote and apply permaculture ethics and principles personally, locally … More Permaculture . . . why me?