Archive for September, 2018

Sustainable living on steroids

September 29, 2018

I just came across this hugely comprehensive website called Low Impact

I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface yet, but have (not unnaturally 🙂 ) started off with the ‘food’ section.

This is going to keep me going for weeks!

Have a look!

Advertisements

Wildwood tea

September 19, 2018

I used to be a regular tea drinker then went off it in favour of coffee. Sometimes though, I get sick of coffee and make a tea from herbs I’ve dried from the garden, usually single ingredients—sage, rosemary, lemon balm or (even more lemony) lemon verbena. (Note: sage tea with a spoonful of honey is great for a sore throat. Just sip and let it trickle down.)

I’m sharing this post on making wildwood tea from the excellent Milkwood Permaculture site. It’s something I’m going to have a go at. A variety of ingredients and flavours will be more interesting than just one:

Wildwood tea—your place in a teapot

 

 

A walk around the spring garden

September 13, 2018

Just photos.

Grevillea Clearview David

Grevillea rosmarinifolia green form

Borage

Dwarf Nectarine

Quince

Satsuma Plum

Nasturtium

Calendula

Dwarf peach

Rosemary Tuscan Blue

Philotheca myoporoides

Nutmeg Pelargonium

Mizuna

Epacris impressa pink form

Epacris impressa white form

Bossiaea cinerea

Leucopogon ericoides

Acacia brownei

Boronia muelleri

Acacia paradoxa

Tetratheca thymifolia

Eriostemon australasius

Hypocalymma angustifolium

Ziera sp.

Boronia polygalifolia

 

Potential problems with animal manures

September 11, 2018

Haven’t felt like writing much lately, but this post, shared on Facebook, is worth sharing here.

https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2018/09/manure-garden/

A good reason to make your own compost—easy if you have chooks—or by stuffing weeds into a bin of water and using the liquid as compost tea.