Permaculture

Q is for Quince

April 29, 2019 // 6 Comments

One of the mature trees we inherited at Dreamland is a beautiful bearing Quince tree. It doesn’t seem to have the bi-annual cycles that many of the other fruit trees have. [...]

G is for Grapes

March 21, 2019 // 6 Comments

When we moved into Homeland we inherited a grapevine that was slam-bang in the middle of the vegetable patch. Not only did we read that certain vegetables do not like grapes [...]

C is for Corn and Cucumber

March 14, 2019 // 2 Comments

This season we just seem stuck in A, B, C. I mean you can still call a capsicum a pepper, a courgette a baby marrow – oops, that doesn’t help much; I mean a zucchini – [...]

Fowl maths

March 8, 2019 // 1 Comment

I was really intrigued by an image I saw recently that stated a “free-range” chicken needs at least 2sq feet, while a “pasture-raised” hen needs more than 108sq feet [...]

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 [...]

Spreading some comfrey

January 24, 2019 // 8 Comments

Patricia does use some comfrey paste or even a comfrey poultice to spread on when one of us sprain or bruise something. However, this post is about spreading some comfrey [...]

Ready set coop reno

December 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pretty soon the chooks that are currently in the brooder will have to make space for the ducklings that are currently in the incubator. And no, we’re not going to build [...]

L is for lettuce

December 17, 2018 // 5 Comments

OK, it was as easy as A-B-C up to now, but now we have to start jumping around in the alphabet. The seasons just don’t produce fruits and vegetables in alphabetical order! [...]