A book review

Have you ever picked up a book and found that you actually can’t believe how much you’ve read when you finish your coffee (or tea for those leaning towards the leaf drink)? Not so much easy to read but more that it merges from the page to the brain with zero effort. Until I read this book I had never experienced a book that simply migrated to my consciousness like this. It was a real experience. And to boot, the book was about a subject dear to my heart and existence. :) Continue reading

I am woman hear me roar

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day when it comes to weekends at the moment and with Martin having a much needed mini holiday it was the kids and I this weekend. We did get a whole heap done in the garden but even so, there was plenty more which needed to be done too. Continue reading

How does your electricity company stack up?

I came across this late last week (although I don’t remember where or I would give credit for sharing where credit is due) and just had to share it with you. :) Continue reading

A weekend blast, same as the last

Yes, another weekend has come and gone in a haze of hard work, sweat, lots achieved and exhaustion. I am so exhausted I think my hair is aching! Continue reading

Storing water for the garden


Some brilliant ideas for summer watering. Since it appears we are entering into another El Nino event, water is going to become a BIG deal in the next few years.

Originally posted on Foodnstuff:

I wrote this post a couple of years ago, but some of my newer readers won’t have seen it so I’ve updated it for reposting. With summer on the way it’s worthwhile thinking about how to keep the water up to newly planted trees and seedlings.

Storing water for the home food garden is crucial for self-sufficiency and building resilience into our lives in the face of change. In a reticulated system, such as most of us have now, energy is needed to pump water to suburban homes. In the energy-scarce future that’s ahead of us, we can’t guarantee that we’ll always be able to turn on a tap and have water at our fingertips.

So….putting in water storage systems should be a priority. Much more so than the latest brand of plasma TV or the latest iPad.

It’s important to look at the cost of storing water per litre

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