Water

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 [...]

Rabbits – grrrrr

June 20, 2019 // 8 Comments

I guess every place has their “pet” pests that you just battle to live with. Through my permaculture studies I have learnt a lot about integrated pest management, and we [...]

When it rains it pours

June 4, 2019 // 5 Comments

I can’t believe only a month ago we were highly concerned about how long the super-dry hottest summer on record was stretching out. The tanks were all dry – all 120 000 [...]

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 [...]

R is for Rain, glorious rain!

May 10, 2019 // 1 Comment

As I’m writing this at 10am, it’s bucketing down, well, it’s still bucketing down – it’s been raining since about midnight. As a self-confessed and self-certified [...]

Coop hygiene

April 4, 2019 // 3 Comments

Coop hygiene is of crucial importance. Stuff this up and you can get serious diseases affecting your birds, even yourself, potentially even resulting in their death. Harsh [...]

Efficiency vs Regeneration

March 4, 2019 // 2 Comments

It is very noble to drive for sustainability, using permaculture approaches to work with nature and growing as much of your organic food as you can. It’s fun, healthy and [...]

H is for honey

February 25, 2019 // 3 Comments

OK this isn’t about a full-on harvest as such. But it’s a bit like picking those first five apricots off a young tree. It’s a bit of a celebration. Especially if it’s [...]

Freedom!

February 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Saturday was coldish (for summer anyway), very windy and not the most pleasant day to be out and about. But at Dreamland it was Freedom day! For the ducks, and most of [...]