I met my lovely wife in a dingy bar in South Korea, we were both there teaching English. While she’s from Canada and I’m from Oz we hit it off so well because we have a similar view on so much, whilst having opposite views enough of the time to keep it interesting!
Wasn’t looking when I met DW, though I think it helps not to look when looking for…[Read more]
Rubicon/ Frugal girl,
We live a little south of where you guys want to set up, 3 km’s out of Pambula. The far South Coast is a great area, we’ve been here nearly 10 years now, five on our 5 acres.
Rain, isn’t that reliable, though appears more so towards Tilba.
Our block, how’d we choose it? For me it was aspect, needed to be north facing,…[Read more]
A little video showing my humble wicking bath and the resultant garlic!
Colours, I have a larger diameter pipe on the outside of the standpipe, this pipe is peppered with holes and screened with a couple of layers of shadecloth, zip tied tightly on.
Works so far!
Welcome to ALS, welcome. I have gained much here, hope you do too!
I too have used bathtubs for a wicking bed. I use the plug as my drain hole and use a bit of pvc as the standpipe for the reservoir section. I use a standpipe, as the baths being cast iron are a little hard to drill!
Been running a rough experiment, growing garlic in the ground and my wicking bath, I believe the bath uses about 25% of the water…[Read more]
Porgey – yeah, am going down this line of thinking! Skipping the edibles for the time being.
Mountain Living – thanks, will give the number a call and ask a few questions.
Girl Friday – yeah there is a risk the seeds will survive, however I’m lead to believe a good, hard ferment kills off the seeds. Will ask the DPI when I give them a call!
The youtube thing is relatively easy. Check out RobBob’s channel for a really good example of a bloke having a go at home based self sufficiency thing. I, too, have a little attempt at this, nothing like RobBob’s 🙂
Mistyhollows, yeah citrus seem to be a bit of an enigma down here. Have been wanting to get a mulberry for some time, will have to get on that one!
Yep, fencing seems to be the one true deterrent for the wildlife, saving now for the orchard fence now!
Filled the tank before the last 75mm of rain, so ‘wasted’ around 22,500 litres :(. Guess the…[Read more]
Bobbee, the passion fruit is growing fantastically. I’m a little worried that the rampant root system of the passion fruit will start to infiltrate the garden beds in the vegie patch!
Love the sound of your property GirlFriday, have you ever considered doing a little walk around and putting it on YouTube. Be great to see some of the wonderful things I’ve read about.
I do something similar… you can check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpfvgJQGxCg
(not self promotion… just love seeing things/ properties/ ideas…[Read more]
Check this article out Len, click here! It’s an article in todays SMH, detailing Obama quoting an Australian researcher, well worth a look!
If after reading that your not coming around, well you never will I guess!
I’m not 100% either way, however what can we conclude from the below?
If the carbon groupies are right and climate change is happening and we take action we’re saved, with some raising of costs to get there!
If the carbon groupies are wrong about climate change and we continue to worry about CO2, we may waste some money.
If the Nay Sayers are…[Read more]
Somewhere in the middle of that continuum. Would like to be more ‘committed’, but I guess financial and temporal constraints get in the way sometimes.
Just need to ratchet up the commitment level a little!
The neighbours goats will get into your garden sooner or later.
And, more importantly, the odd bit of fire weed’ is never a small amount!
And vice versa Porgey. I am actually on the side of ‘BUGGER OFF’, just playing devils advocate here.
Also, not accusing you of being a climate denier. I simply think that science sometimes gets lost in emotion in these debates!
So all in all I’d like to see a more localised fishery for the given species at sustainable levels.
Porgey, 10% of the assessed biomass for such a highly fertile species such as jack mackeral is a modest quota.
While I said I do not agree with the ‘factory ship’ coming to our waters I’d be more than happy to have Oz fishers fish to this level of exploitation. Australian fisheries are very well managed when compared to the likes of bluezbandits…[Read more]
while I do agree on the scariness of the ‘super-trawler’ and perhaps the issue with bringing in a foreign owned ship (should at least be Australian owned 🙂 ), here is a little devils advocate piece for you all, this here .
Note how the ‘supert-rawler’ is licenced for 50% of the total quota and that quota is less than 10% of the assessed…[Read more]
Trandto, love reading about your time in Cambodia. I have been there twice, backpacking around SE Asia. And loved every minute of it! For a people who have lost so much and have so little they are wonderful. Always smiling, and seem very positive!
The corruption there is really appalling, met an Aussie couple who built a guesthouse on the water…[Read more]
No probs Porgey! Glad I could help you, you’ve been someone I’ve followed post wise for sometime, glad I could give something back!
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