Rewilding… for our own sake

Heatwaves this Summer came and went. Mercury reached well over 40°C on several occasion.

I know there will be more of them in the future as our climate progresses to unpredictable instability.

Meanwhile, we buy another aircon, we sip slushies and we tweet about how hot it is. Who are we kidding? Continue reading “Rewilding… for our own sake”

Recruiting new intern

Bushfire season will be closing soon and with this we can resume our intake of interns/wwoofers.

Last year, Kelvin stayed with us for eight months, weaving his presence into our daily family patterns, becoming one of us, learning, teaching, providing us relief and support, sharing stories, humour, silences, recipes and wisdom…

We did so much that year…

We planted trees -many trees, to  a point when it felt we were the characters in The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

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Planting for resiliency

fruit treesAfter two years of careful observation, note taking and lengthy consideration, of weighting pros versus cons, input versus output and budget versus dreams, here we are with 28 trees to plant in our fruit forest. Continue reading “Planting for resiliency”

So quintessentially permaculture – Jerusalem artichokes

A little scrubing before cookingI am in love with Jerusalem artichokes and they’re in full season here at Valley’s end.

We’re having them almost every day in soup, stews and mash, or sautéed and roasted…

My first ever encounter with that odd looking vegetable was at Bistro Moncur in Sydney where Husband invited me for a wedding anniversary. Continue reading “So quintessentially permaculture – Jerusalem artichokes”