Aussies Living Simply

  • replied to the topic A pendant light in the forum To Give Away 5 years, 11 months ago

    Hello Lizzy! I did a bit of trade through that produce stall last summer – was lots of fun! If I am still a smarty-pants you will find some pics attached. It was nice to go out and check the money box ( a safe) and find that everyone had paid! Hope to have more to sell this summer. Thanks for dropping in on my thread – nice to reconnect. xxx…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic A pendant light in the forum To Give Away 5 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks Bobbee. Maybe someone can use it. Love your pic by the way!!

  • replied to the topic A pendant light in the forum To Give Away 5 years, 11 months ago

    apparently I’m not a dummy! It worked!! I’m mystified as to how …

  • I perservered with the preparation of them – took me years to master it – and now I can prepare my own, and love them!! I cook them in some olive oil, and finish them off on the grill, so they taste barbecued.
    I now call them my dollar bushes as I sell the chokes to a local ‘sustainable’ food centre (the Aproneers in Lindisfarne, Hobart) for a…[Read more]

  • Just reading your story Mark – well done! A great story, and one that needs to be told. My partner and I both grew up in the country where we had a family cow, so we drank heaps of raw milk when we were growing up (and survived!). Now, I won’t drink commercial milk; I drink rice milk instead. Wish I knew where to get my hands on raw milk in…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Garden Forks in the forum Vegetables 7 years, 7 months ago

    I bought one like Peter Cundall uses (as in your photo). I quickly got used to the foot bar thing, and really liked it. But then one of the tines broke! I was surprised, as my soil is not too heavy and I think I caught it on a tree root. I thought it would be pretty unbreakable, but not so. I paid $50 for it.

  • If you have trouble getting them germinated, try soaking them overnight in hot water first (pour on hot water, and leave in the water overnight!) Sow in a drill the next day – they will have swollen up a little. This gets them going pretty quickly.
    Nice beets, BlueWren!

  • replied to the topic TASMANIA in the forum This Simple Life 7 years, 12 months ago

    how did the trip go then??

  • replied to the topic TASMANIA in the forum This Simple Life 8 years, 6 months ago

    Just feel I should wave the flag for Tea Tree, near Richmond in Tasmania. Love my valley (even though it is a bit dry and windy at times). So nice to hear all the lovely comments about Tasmania, and to hear from folk who share a love of the Tasmanian seasons. Winter is one of my favourits times of year!

  • Hello Ahning. I might be interested (I want to build a small cottage). Does it have good sustainable designs? And designs for small cottages?

  • Yes! It grew in my garden last year. Check out the big fat bumble bee too – they loved the sunflowers. They are happy flowers, aren’t they? They always make me smile.

  • Okay. I think I can find my way around. I even managed to post a new thread :whistle: with an image!!

    Overall, it looks bigger and cleaner and less cluttered. And isn’t it fun watching all us old dogs learn new tricks!;)

    :silly:

  • replied to the topic my veggies at last in the forum Vegetables 8 years, 12 months ago

    It’s looking wonderful Sue! So lovely to see your garden … you have made me hungry!

  • I’m at Tea Tree, and yes, the Richmond, Brighton, Colebrook area (all in my district) does receive a low rainfall. There is a good irrigation system out this way though, and town water is available to a lot of properties. Colder nights but warmer days, so if you like warmer climes then this area is good. The Huon gets much better rainfall, but you…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Fruit 'n Veg n' Egg Stall in the forum Backyard projects 9 years ago

    Epiphany, that is exactly the tree I want! I came across it in my research, and read all about it, and decided that is the tree I want to plant. But sadly they are not available in Tasmania, and there is no mainland wholesaler who has them and can ship to Tasmania. Believe me, I tried! I rang everyone I could think of.

    And I’m still sulking…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Fruit 'n Veg n' Egg Stall in the forum Backyard projects 9 years ago

    Update then! Yes, it has been built. No, it has not been in use yet, apart from me putting some of my apple harvest in there just to take a photo! Truth is, it probably won’t be in use for a couple of years, when I get some better systems in place and don’t work full time.

    For the full story, check out EG’s Backyard Farmer out in September … 😉

  • Thank you Nex, Shadowdancer and Robyne! I cooked my bunny but I have to say he was very tough. I think I needed to slow cook it for longer, or maybe it was an old tough bunny I got Nex. I want to persevere though, so all these recipes and links will be useful – thanks so much.

  • mmm, thank you. Some nice suggestions there. I couldn’t help noticing from some of the recipes I found on-line that bunny seems to be tres compatible with alcohol – found recipes that variously included red wine, white wine, cider, beer, pernot … who woulda thunk it???

  • Thanks busylizzie … yes, I can see how crumbed and fried might be a very tasty way to do it. I would not have thought of that!

  • I made this one up the other night, and it was delicious! The trick is to have really really good stock I think.

    I put a little olive oil in my soup pot and threw in a bunch of sliced leek, then added a goodly amount of chicken stock (homemade from one of my roosters) and lots of broccoli. When hot and ready, I added in a big chunk of King Island…[Read more]

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