Busy days…..

Haven’t had time to write a proper blogpost recently….been busy with other things. I’m planning one on growing from seed, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, here’s a few links to some favourite bits & pieces:

This one is titled, ‘Garden as if your life depended on it, because it will’.  I’ve given up trying to get the average person to understand what’s coming as far as energy decline goes and now merely concentrate on emphasising the benefits of eating tasty, healthy home-grown food. It’s a good read and the author sets out five good reasons (not including ‘tasty’ and ‘healthy’) for starting to grow your own. The title says it all.

I’ve been a fan of John Michael Greer (aka the Archdruid) for some time. He manages a post a week at his blog (would that I could do likewise!) and this is his latest. It focuses on the average American’s excessive use of fossil fuel energy, but could equally apply to wasteful, energy-guzzling Aussies.

I discovered this blog recently….. The Greening of Gavin…..and it’s now become a regular read. What this guy has accomplished is amazing! As he says in his intro:

“An Ordinary Australian Man Who Has A Green Epiphany Whilst Watching A Documentary, Gets a Hybrid Car, Plants A Large Organic Vegetable Garden, Goes Totally Solar, Lowers Consumption, Feeds Composts Bins and Worms, Harvests Rainwater, Raises Chickens, Makes Cheese and Soap, and Eats Locally. All In The Effort To Reduce Our Family’s Carbon Footprint So We Can Start Making A Difference For Our Children & Future Generations To Come.”

Hedgewizard’s  Diary has also been a long-time favourite. He can be really funny, in a non sequitur sort of way. He’s now in the process of shifting to another site…..Farm in My Pocket…..which looks as if it’s going to be as good as the original. The original site is still up, though, and is worth a read.


PS  In case you thought you weren’t going to get a photo, here’s one of a nest box I made for my friend’s chickens. (the eggs are china ones—to give them the right ideas about what they need to do).
I’m told that Barnie (the Barnvelder) and Bridie & Molly (the White Sussex) were quite chuffed with it. No eggs yet, though.

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