Raked and composted

Yep, we raked this morning. No, the town is not leaf free. 😉 Yes, I have a lovely amount of leaves that are now composting in the front garden in wire mesh baskets all ready to do its thing and turn into lovely nitrogen and carbon-rich plant food. 🙂 Continue reading

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Rake Ballan Clean

Ballan is a lovely town. It has streets lined with many deciduous trees. From my internet searching they appear to be Ash and Pin Oak and, given that it is autumn, they are dropping their glorious red, yellow and brown leaves all over the place.  Continue reading

I think I’m back

Wow, it’s been ages since I disappeared off-line. Nearly a month! And no, I’ve not been without a laptop that entire time but it has taken some time to get things up and working again. Not that we’re there entirely yet either. 😦 Continue reading

Some photos from the last week or so

I finally found my iPhone cable so I can download the photos which means I have a few to share. 🙂 Continue reading

Fear and a veggie garden makeover

Last week I was working hard to clear my RSS feed of unread posts. I follow quite a few bloggers and some of them are rather prolific in their posts. 1 or more per day. Some are heavy bloggers, others light. Some fun, some permaculture, some cooking and basically a wonderful variety of information. Some days I can’t handle the heavy posters. I mean, how much doom and gloom can one handle? I KNOW the climate is going to hell in a handbasket. I KNOW our economy teeters on the brink of an all out and likely permanent collapse, or at least never to be recovered in the same way, and I KNOW that we are also on the slippery slope down the post peak oil slide. Some days I want information on just how screwed the world is. Other days I need to forget this so I can continue to function. Continue reading

Chooks and Bunnings and more besides

Another weekend over and another heap of things still to do but also things achieved. I swear the to-do list never gets shorter but then again we do keep adding to it. 😉 Continue reading