At dusk

At dusk

Light earth internal walls are being made and rendered. The tractor helps with heavy lifting. The wetland is filling from the winter rains. At dusk, the beauty, I can’t believe is ours to enjoy.  

Food is growing

Food is growing

Young Lima bean shoots are growing. The seeds will be harvested but the stalks and leaves will be dug back into the soil to feed the quince tree near where they are planted.

Health in a chicken

Health in a chicken

When chickens are healthy, they look it. Their coats are shiny, they are not hen pecked, their combs (Isaa Browns) are bright and upright. Sometimes backyard gardeners don’t realise that in fact their chickens are actually on the unhappy side…

Opportunities taken, opportunities missed.

Opportunities taken, opportunities missed.

Reservoir suffers from heat waves. All suburbs do, but some more than others and Reservoir has been identified by our Local Government as high on the heat wave risk raider. There are a number of reasons why, but the reason…

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Dragon Fruit Cactus

In my Vietnamese neighbours garden you can feast. It looks sparse on first observations but a tour of the garden soon reveals a genuine bounty of foods. My neighbour and I can only speak to each other via our body language and…

Artemisia - a baroque artist?

Artemisia – a baroque artist?

In permaculture gardens everywhere people often plant, Artemisia absinthium – Wormwood, near their chicken housing to deter lice and to rid chickens of intestinal worms (if ingested). Wormwood is either boiled in some water and then added to the chickens drinking water…

Happiness - is a free ranging chicken

Happiness – is a free ranging chicken

Polenta

Polenta

In summer, winter, in autumn or spring, polenta delicious, delicious I eat.

Lily & Rupert

Lily & Rupert

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Master Baker

Master Baker

I really enjoy learning from friends. From friends most of all because an intimate relationship has been established that makes the learning process very gratifying. There is also an opportunity for me to learn not only about their craft but…