Aussies Living Simply

  • We did the same thing. Rescued 3 Isa’s from an egg farm when they were in their first moult. They couldnt feed on bugs etc because there beaks were snipped. They didnt lay for a few months. They are now 2 years old and their beaks have grown back and they lay every day. One of them has become a mummy and they are very happy. Feels good.

  • Asparagus have very few pests and if planted well will last for 20 years. Good value I think and well worth the effort. I have green and purple asparagus which are both producing very think healthy spears. I offer the following advice. Plant the crowns on mounds and spread the roots evenly, cover with 2 inches of soil. They need a very friable,…[Read more]

  • Thanks for your comments, everyone. Ive researched websites, some of which say the lichen Usnea australis will not kill trees but others which say it will. The dead trees are extensively covered with the lichen which leads me to believe it is killing them. The lichen on the dead trees is now dying. I wonder if this means its sucked all it can from…[Read more]

  • We have always umm!! discouraged any on our property as we always considered them very venomous and they love eating my chickens and guinea pigs BUT after researching because of your question I found this:

    Although they are venomous, the toxicity is not considered fatally dangerous. The venom of this genus destroys muscle tissue, but does not…[Read more]

  • Blue Wren, I would love some Moringa seeds. We have been doing aid work in Cambodia for 9 months and have had a friend looking after our property so I’m not sure what seeds will be available to swap for them. I did have some heirloom vegie seeds when I left. We will be home soon, though. Can you please save me some? If I have nothing to swap I…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Doomsday Preppers in the forum General chat and catching up 7 years ago

    Ive watched quite a few episodes of this show too, I thought I could get some ideas from it but some of these guys are extreme and seem to focus not on surviving long term but just on preventing others from taking their stuff with force or exclusion. Ha ha ha I think becoming self sustaining is the only way to survive. We moved to a climate which…[Read more]

  • garryhoddinott post=349777 wrote: and climate change has happened before.

    but by doing nothing we’re consigning Billions of people to death from the exacerbated climate change from our actions. “Before” there were not Billions of people on the Planet. We are just mass murders from our actions, no different to the Nazis, the Khmer Rough etc and…[Read more]

  • gardenlen post=349771 wrote: just saw on ABC TV this arvo’ there has been no increase in the earths temp (global warming) for 16 year, mmm interesting hey.

    how is it interesting it’s a mis-reperesentation

    if you’re genuinely interested
    http://www.skepticalscience.net/global-warming-stopped-in-1998-intermediate.htm

    To claim global warming stopped…

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  • I agree on the dogs and cats as pets comment. Australia spends several billion dollars annually on pet care. After spending some time in Cambodia this year and seeing the abject poverty, it sickens me. There are other reasons but thats another topic.

    While my partner and I have been discussing how we will go about this move, we have raised the…[Read more]

  • The appeal for us is many and varied. I agree that sharing this lifestyle increases the pleasure. Having people who vary in skills and knowledge will enrich it as well. There is no question that we will need somewhere sustainable to live in the very near future. Having people who can grow, produce, make as many of our requirements as possible…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Possum Pest. what to do ? in the forum Vegetables 7 years, 1 month ago

    We have a big possum problem on our property but the lady who lived here before us didnt have a problem in the 20 years she was here. She said it was because her dog scared them off. I don’t believe in animals as pets so I have to live it. Human urine is also said to be a deterrent. Not sure how effective that would be on our property as it would…[Read more]

  • Gary, This sounds fascinating. We own 50 acres at Nymboida and are interested in exactly the same thing. We have been discussing this for a few months. We are in Thailand for the next few weeks but when we get back perhaps we could meet up and have a chat?

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