Construction

Fighting in the trenches

November 29, 2019 // 3 Comments

As I’m embarking on phase 3 of the battle against the kikuyu in the driveway orchard, in addition to the complicated terrain, two additional complications also set in. But [...]

Gimme a sign

October 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

No this isn’t about a Ryan Adams song, nor about a Kevin Rudolf or Breaking Benjamin song either, not that I have ever heard of either of the latter two… thank you, [...]

Places of contemplation

October 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

A while ago I wrote that we needed some places of contemplation, especially at Dreamland where we have designed little areas especially for this purpose. So we had the [...]

Tanking up

September 9, 2019 // 3 Comments

Last summer was a costly one for us, especially at Dreamland. We had a newly planted edible forest garden, with new grass and clover paths, and it was blazingly hot and dry. [...]

Shelter from the storms

June 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

We’ve had a lot of rain last week, in addition to the previous big rain. In fact, we’ve now had four sunny days and our driveway still has so many puddles of water that [...]

Winter started with a bang

May 30, 2019 // 11 Comments

Recently we have had two really nice bouts of rain (25mm and 32mm) about two weeks apart, which set us up for a glorious autumn. These were followed by mostly 20C sunny days [...]