Aussies Living Simply

  • replied to the topic Politics in the forum General chat and catching up 6 years ago

    Sorry, I just don’t understand why so many people think it is imperative to ‘like’ the leader of a political party to vote for them. What they wear, how they talk or any other personal detail is irrelevant. While it may irk you it does not have bearing on the way they govern or will govern the country. Your voting decision should always be…[Read more]

  • Hi Porgey,

    What temperature do you set your fan forced oven for with the apricots etc and how long do you leave them in for?

    We have gone too cold to put them on the roof now.

  • My understanding is that avocadoes will die if their roots get water logged. Your clay soils will retain the water. If you plant another one (or move the existing one which is failing) you will need to plant above the clay line.

  • replied to the topic Hair dye in the forum Families and the Home 6 years, 4 months ago

    Have you thought about going to a ‘hair academy’ where the apprentices will dye your hair much more cheaply than a hairdressing salon?

  • replied to the topic A life changing talk? in the forum Life Changes 6 years, 4 months ago

    I think being an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan is a personal choice. People eat different foods for different reasons; religion, habit, convenience. It is a personal choice. I personally eat a small quantity of red and white meat but I will not purchase seafood as I fear for the overfished seas on this beautiful blue planet and will not add to…[Read more]

  • Hi Andre,

    Just having a quick read of some of the posts to your thread. I haven’t read them all so if I make a comment and you have covered it please excuse me.

    We have lived here, not that far from Clunes for 19 years and although we didn’t build our house and it is not as sustainable as I would like I will relate to you my thoughts about what…[Read more]

  • I would suggest you advertise your shettie on all of the following horse web sites:
    Horse Yard
    Horse Zone
    Horse Guide
    At the price you are asking you will not have to pay an advertising fee. Take a couple of photos to put with the ad.

  • Hi Bobbee,

    The sheep manure has already commenced breaking down when we collect it, hence the mud like appearance when it it wet. You can leave sheep manure to age and we do with excess amounts to our current needs, however it has been my experience that this is not necessary. Unlike horse or chook manure, sheep manure is mostly just organic…[Read more]

  • Last year I made passata, oven dried tomatoes, vegetarian pasta sauce (which I froze), tomato sauce and chutneys containing tomatoes. This year I am going to do heaps more passata as I ran out in winter and had to start buying tinned tomatoes again.

  • I have only sold once, and we sold in about four weeks I think because we chose a good agent, presented well and asked a realistic price.

    When we bought were we are now we went out and looked three times. We were going from outer suburban Melbourne on a normal house block to central Victoria on acreage and I agree with the other posters, it is a…[Read more]

  • We have been growing our own potatoes for quite a few years now and we have had about eleven varieties all up, but we have narrowed it down to a smaller group based on production and versatility. We now grow Sebago, Golden Delight, King Edward (my favourite)and Toolangi Delight. My main criteria is that the potatoes absolutley have to make a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Pumpkin Flowers in the forum Vegetables 6 years, 6 months ago

    We were given some Jap pumpkins by my Mum a couple of years ago and they were so nice to eat that we kept some seed. The next generation of pumpkins which were produced indicated that Mum’s pumpkins were fertilised by a neighbours pumpkin plants which were obviously not Jap pumpkins. However these interesting pumpkins which came in three…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Pumpkin Flowers in the forum Vegetables 6 years, 6 months ago

    We have had the same problem with all male or all female flowers coming out on pumpkins at times. One solution is to pick the male flowers and put them in an air tight container and store them in the bottom of your fridge until the female flowers are ready to pollinate. The pollen will remain viable for a few days.

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