Seasons

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 [...]

Making use of downtime

September 3, 2018 // 11 Comments

Of course just as I got over the jet lag and knuckled down to the grindstone to get some serious vegetable bed preparations done, the Victorian flu hit me squarely. [...]

Back to the grindstone

August 30, 2018 // 12 Comments

So I ended up not getting the horse and organic vegetable farm in Provence… but we can dream, can’t we? After gallivanting through the European summer for two months, [...]

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 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winter wonderland

July 2, 2017 // 2 Comments

Frostbite toes, frozen fingers – just came in from doing the Valerian spray run to try and salvage some frost-damaged plants. The weather reports show between -2C and [...]