Aussies Living Simply

  • Hi epiphany.

    Have pm’d you. 😀


  • replied to the topic Bird Bath in the forum Vegetables 10 years ago

    Hey porgey

    Mozzies are less likely to breed if the water is flowing slightly – they prefer stagnant water to breed in. Also maybe some small mozzie eating fish may help although you may need to provide some protection for them in case the birds think they are getting food and drink served to them.:D


  • Don’t know if I’m going over old ground here, but has anyone consulted a naturopath? I was diagnosed with a low level depression and a higher level of anxiety. An initial referral to the psycologist did nothing but since seeing a naturopath, a couple of months ago, I have been a lot better and the medications I’m on have no side effects. Has…[Read more]

  • Don’t usually have a xmas tree as I don’t usually spend xmas at home. But did buy a Woolemi Pine in a pot this year so this might be the first xmas tree! 😀

  • Gaia

    Maybe mulch with pine needles if available – some berries are acid loving plants (hence not using lime).

    Hope this helps 😀


  • R & J

    I agree – pets are seen as an accessorie by some people and we should desex the owners whenever we desex the pets.

    I there is one silver lining, it is that when I go to bed in about ten minutes, the two dogs that I rescued from the animal shelter about 8 years ago will be lying there at the end of my bed as they do every night.


  • Did see a book in my local bookshop today called “Pretty but poisonous”. Did not not have chemical structures but did state what the effects were depending on whether plant was ingested, skin contact made etc. Don’t know if this helps.:shrug:


  • Just an amateur’s point of view but I would not accept a shop bought ph kit as infallible. Also some of these require distilled water and not tap water to get an accurate result (if the type of kit you got is the one where you mix a sample of soil with water).

    Maybe do a test run with something you can plant now and see how it performs.

    Hope…[Read more]

  • Do you have a camera? If so I’d tell the saleswoman that you’ll take a photo of her for a comparatively cheap $400 and see what she says.:D


  • replied to the topic offended in the forum Families and the Home 10 years, 11 months ago


    Don’t feel offended. People have offered to help you because they love you and care about you. If anyone felt that strongly against offering you help, all they have to do is send a reply saying “I am unable to help you”. I’m not a betting person, but if I was I would bet you won’t see such an email on this site.

    It’s not unusual to talk to…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic bad karma in the forum Families and the Home 10 years, 11 months ago


    Things will get better. I would congratulate any diabetic who has perfect blood sugar control – I’ve had it for 20 years and still have the odd ‘blip’ in the system. Don’t think it has to impact negatively on your life though.

    Take care and please let us know if we can help in any way. Don’t mean to speak on behalf of everyone, but it…[Read more]

  • I’m in one this one – or does that mean I’m “out”? :shrug::shrug::shrug:


  • Hey everyone

    Finances did have a bearing on my change of lifestyle for two reasons.

    First, I used to work in finance and dealt with loans and deposits up to about $100 million and after 15 years all I could say was that some of the most beautiful people in the world lived on the borderline and some of the richest people were arrogant,…[Read more]

  • I’ve signed too! :D:D:D

  • replied to the topic Camp food in the forum Homecooked food (Recipe Request) 11 years ago

    If the fridge is one of those that plugs into your car cigarette lighter, don’t do what I did and leave it plugged in all night so it flattens the car battery.:uhoh::uhoh::uhoh:


  • Wizzbef

    I can’t speak from a parent’s point of view because I’m not one.

    However, I would like to say that money is not the controlling issue in our lives – something which you have already identified – happiness, time with your family, companionship and being able to live in a loving family environment are valuable things in our lives.

    I’m a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Camp food in the forum Homecooked food (Recipe Request) 11 years ago

    Hey Bec

    Baked potatoes are a good meal by themselves too.

    If you have a fridge available take ham, cheese, coleslaw, sour cream.

    Bacon and eggs for brekky?

    Toasted marshmallows for desert?


  • replied to the topic Runner grasses in the forum Soils, Weeds and Wind Breaks 11 years ago

    You could try digging a trench (as you suggested) and putting a root barrier ( a sheet of very hard plastic) or something similar down into the trench. You would have to go fairly deep though, as grasses like kikuyu can be very invasive.


  • replied to the topic Dynamic Lifter in the forum Vegetables 11 years ago

    Hey everyone

    Thanks for the support on keeping chooks. My decision was made based on an animal welfare issue too, not a product performance one.

    Think I’ll go back to reading my ‘Keeping Chickens” book I threw on top of the bookshelf a couple of months ago…


  • replied to the topic Dynamic Lifter in the forum Vegetables 11 years ago

    Put my vote in for the free range stuff anyday.

    Just wish I could have chooks as my back yard is only 7 metres by 6 metres (and fully fenced off) and local council regs say that a chook house must be 10 metres away from the nearest dwelling (wonder if the neighbours would oblige?) 😐


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