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The birds and the bees

November 19, 2018 // 7 Comments

The day dawned wet and drizzly. With October having been one of the driest in years, the rain was more than welcome – all 11mm of it! So with it being slushy and muddy [...]

Chain reaction

November 15, 2018 // 18 Comments

This year we wanted to further permaculturify our place by adding animals. For us (for this year anyway) it referred to chooks, ducks, worms and bees. So with spring rushing [...]

Flying the coop

November 12, 2018 // 5 Comments

If someone flies the coop, they leave the situation that they are in, often because they want to do something different. Well, we definitely wanted to [...]

Starting the worm farm

October 22, 2018 // 21 Comments

For a long time now, I have wanted to start a “worm farm”, because with our focus on improving our soil health, it is one of those things we should just do, no questions [...]

And the little fix

October 15, 2018 // 7 Comments

In my previous post I described some of the big fixes we had to do at Homeland. In this post we carry on with the same theme where I describe some somewhat smaller, but [...]

The big fix

October 4, 2018 // 16 Comments

We all make mistakes. Well, I like to think so, because we sure do – in fact, we have made some quite grave ones too. Of course, we only realise it after the fact, when the [...]

Repurposing projects

September 27, 2018 // 2 Comments

A significant part of implementing the permaculture ethic “land care” is to repurpose as much as we can in order to reduce our impact on what goes into the landfall. It [...]

One more cup of coffee

June 18, 2018 // 10 Comments

The last week has been a mad crazy frantic rush to get a lengthy to-do list done. We’re soon off for a two month journey – two weddings, two birthdays and a drive-through [...]