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October 15, 2011 at 9:54 am #510241
Oops! I’ve just accidentally sent a reply to Blue Wren instead of the thread. Sorry, Blue Wren. 🙂
Vanessa, Jeffrey Hodges’ ‘Natural Gardening in Australia’ gives a good background on things like soils, nutrients, compost etc and the importance of doing it naturally. It goes into depth on how to start beds, how to raise seedlings etc. There’s also a section on fruit trees. It doesn’t go into the specifics of individual vegetables.October 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm #479996
Here’s a good source of information
Sorry, I’m not yet sure how to activate a link in the new forum format.
edited to add: Nice! It does it automatically. Thanks, moderatorsOctober 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm #479899
Andy, I’m so sorry to read this. :hug::hug: But at least it’s happening on good terms & I think that says a lot about both of you. :hug:October 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm #480193
Many cameras default to 300dpi, which is very large in MB. Setting it to 72dpi will give you a much small file size, while letting you pick a larger frame size.
Great work on the beds 🙂October 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm #479668
Good on you. grassroots. You have a worthwhile and rewarding journey ahead. The planet would be much healthier if all of the developed world learned to do without ‘stuff’.October 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm #479620
“menace our dog” is the point to focus on, I believe. Does your dog rank low on the status scale, ie does it give ground easily as a matter of course? That might make the cats look more assertive than they are. If not, & your dog is fairly confident/assertive that indicates these cats are a real problem.
No 1 is a strong enclosure. You might also consider breeds like leghorns, Australian game etc & not the more immobile breeds like silkies (acknowledging that you may have other reasons for choosing a docile breed).September 29, 2010 at 8:33 pm #478841
Thanks, Nev. I think they’re an excellent idea, especially for a climate conscious & aging society. Brisbane is introducing a CBD bike hire system which I think is a great idea though I’m not bike-savvy enough to dare the traffic. The “grown up training wheels” are for me. <g>September 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm #478835
That looks great! Nev, does it maneuver easily in tight corners? Is it much heavier than a normal bike? A search turned up a whole array of designs, including front-loading.August 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm #474927
Bob, welcome to the wonderful world of chooks. 🙂
One of the 2010 Eureka Awards went to a team who are proving what we chook owners already known – that these birds are much smarter & far more complex than many people realise.July 17, 2010 at 8:25 am #471604
Thanks for the Animals Australia link. I’ve sent that on to friends & family.
Animals Australia also recommend stating your opposition on feedback forms if/when you shop at Coles or Woolies.April 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm #459116
Congratulations ! 🙂March 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm #457410
I’m in a 2-bedroom workers cottage. The original owners raised 5 children in this house.March 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm #455223
:wave: Welcome 🙂February 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm #454490
Distance & storage are the big factors. But solar collection doesn’t need to happen in remote areas. Every building has a roof & right now we’re using a miniscule fraction of the rooves that could be harvesting energy.
And there is a lot of exciting research happening in storage. Batteries are still big, but so were mobile phones once. Here’s how not-so-big they can be already. http://www.redflow.com.au/February 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm #452668
Assuming that location & access to facilities works for you in both cases… It comes down to your energy levels. 🙂 2 acres can give you a lifetime of satisfying gardening. 147 acres can give you a lot of weed control.
If their soil quality & rain potential are equal & the 147 acres was in reasonable condition with decent soil, that would be my choice. I would be weighing up space, privacy, permaculture potential & the chance to offer some habitat back to wildlife.