Permaculture

One more cup of coffee

June 18, 2018 // 7 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 [...]

Mosaic season

June 4, 2018 // 5 Comments

I got the title from this quote by Stanley Horowitz: “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” As we [...]

No-dig beds – phase 2

May 21, 2018 // 1 Comment

In our PDC course, we learnt how to make no-dig raised beds from scratch and in our Organic Market Gardening course we covered how to do crop rotation with minimal [...]

So many seeds so little time

May 15, 2018 // 4 Comments

During my Organic Market Gardening course, our instructor often talked about “opening up a new field”. It sounded so exciting, even though we covered how much work it [...]

The Green Path

May 10, 2018 // 10 Comments

So with the first rains hopefully not too far away, the time has come to plant the pathways at Dreamland. Before we get ducks and chooks at Dreamland – planned for the [...]

Autumn hues

April 19, 2018 // 4 Comments

No long stories today – just a photo essay of our goings-ons as we go through the brief patch of autumn between our long summer and long winter. We are still having nice [...]

Every time I plant a seed

April 12, 2018 // 3 Comments

What you got that I don’t know? The contents of commercially available potting and seedling mixes include wetting agents, slow release fertilisers, growth stimulants and [...]

Christmas came very early

April 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

Some problems we seem to solve relatively quickly, once we observe them, research some solutions and usually put in a bit of effort. But some challenges, on the other hand, [...]