April 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm #251878juggsMember
I have enjoyed reading the site for a while now, and since I took the plunge into joining another “earthy” forum, I thought well since I’m on a roll….
We are currently renters in suburbia with dreams/ambitions of self-reliance. Over the last several years we have been slowly trying our hands at producing some of our own food. Due to renting, it’s always interesting. We finally start getting good harvests and we have to move or we can’t have gardens etc. or we are trapped in a townhouse with a very small courtyard. (funnily enough the courtyard had a small garden on the fence which become our robot composter and we grew salad greens and the like. )
We moved again last November and decided that it was time to get more serious. Shopping more local, growing more, learning more about permaculture – getting out of supermarket mentality etc. etc. It took DH until Late Jan to get his compost to his satisfaction.
Finally that meant the raised beds could be filled (some are from really old fences we were lucky enough to get our hands on) and planting began. Still waiting for things to produce, although we are getting some nice harvests of salad greens, herbs and the like.
It’s amazing what we have done with this place. the landlords are very impressed that we turned the weeds and stoney/sandy dirt crap into what it has become. It’s still transforming. And hoping that with the real estate on our side our land lord might let us get a duck and a chook or two. Coming up to resigning the lease, so fingers, toes and arms are crossed.
Anyway looking forward to meeting you all and chatting…
Anyone in Brissy heading to northey street in the morning>? Would love to meet some fellow like minders….
just a warning though… I suffer from verbal diarrhoea, in other words I can’t control the tongue. Am trying to….April 10, 2010 at 12:00 am #459974LollyKeymaster
Hi and welcome.. 🙂April 10, 2010 at 12:17 am #459975IdunaMember
Hello and welcomeApril 10, 2010 at 1:16 am #459976BobbeeMember
Hi Juggs, :wave:
Hope you get to meet some of the Brissy floks, we’ve a very friendly crew here.April 10, 2010 at 1:23 am #459977jennifer gMember
Hi Juggs, liking your art too! Sunnie Coast here, but don’t often head to the city.
Have same issue re tongue, must be something in the QLD air…
JenApril 10, 2010 at 2:28 am #459978Lotus BlueMember
Nice to see you over here as well!!!!April 10, 2010 at 3:51 am #459979broniMember
Hi and welcome Juggs!! :wave: I have a house on Brisbane northside that I rent out. I wish you were my tenant!!!! You could play in the dirt as much as you liked!!! 😀April 10, 2010 at 5:48 am #459980HaysviewMember
Hello there Juggs welcome it’s good you have joined we are on the north side of Brissy we are still starting out as well and like you dream of our big block have been out and having a look at a few place’s,but not quite there as yet,enjoy the site.:tup::tup::wave::wave:April 10, 2010 at 6:10 am #459981AndreKeymaster
Hello and welcome to ALS, Juggs.. :wave:
Lots of friendly people in here with great advice – whether you want it or not 😆
:metal:April 10, 2010 at 7:33 am #459982Tassie TigerMember
Welcome Juggs enjoy your journey:wave::tup:April 10, 2010 at 7:52 am #459983JanineMember
Welcome to the community Juggs, I am sure you will find it great to be here. I am a renter too and lucky enough to have a big vege patch and chooks and once upon a time ducks, it is great to have realtors on your side :tup:April 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm #459984juggsMember
thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
haysview I am just over the bridge from you 😛 literally just over the bridge in Brighton.
thanks Jennifer re comment about art 🙂 and not being able to control one’s tongue. something I try to work on. Will see how I go today am about to take a friend to the market – she may never go with me again if I don’t shut my mouth 🙂
broni – I wish their were more landlords like you 🙂 not enough of them I reckon
nice to see you Lotus xx I saw Bushy & Sharigli (sp?) was over here as well, I expect you will all go running for the hills now 😛
Janine you are lucky to have chooks, we are currently in suck up mode. Hoping to have the go ahead for chooks. my fingers are crossed. 🙂
thanks everyone, off to the market to buy what I can’t grow and to have a cup of chai 🙂April 11, 2010 at 12:01 am #459985HaysviewMember
Hello again we will have to see if we can meet up soon it’s nice to have some one else this close,we are off this coming weekend to Herding Trial’s with our 2 Belgian Shepherd’s we all so show them but after this may be we can catch up till then have fun with your new life style:metal:
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