Category Archives: Independence Days challenge

Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Catching up with no photos.

Argh! I’m still waiting to hear back from yahoo, who handles my log-in for my Flikr account. I thought I’d blog anyway… who needs photos when with the glory of the entire English language at my disposal, I can paint … Continue reading

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A lovely surprise.

I was going into the city for an excursion with my year 12 Theatre Studies class and I had to get to work early. I was running late (no surprise there…) and had no time to spend on making an … Continue reading

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Those Cheeky Chooks!

I was clearing out one of the veggie beds and saw that the kale had been attacked by cabbage moth again. I pulled it out and went to feed it to the chooks. Normally I’d just throw it over the … Continue reading

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Independence Days Saturday: Week 4

I’ve fallen down on a couple of areas this week, but this challenge has made me get out there and preserve something, which I know I wouldn’t have done otherwise, so that’s a good thing. 1. Plant Something:  2. Harvest and … Continue reading

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Independence Days Saturday: Week 3.

Here’s the explanation of what the Independence Days Challenge is all about. It’s worth a read. This was all done in the last few days of the holidays. Not sure how we’ll go when the days are full of non-challenge … Continue reading

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Independence Days Saturday: Week 2

Week 2 down! Here’s what happened here over the last week: 1. Plant Something: 1. Mushroom plant 2. Lime Balm. 3. A chook. 2. Harvest Something: 1. I found that my dwarf nectarine has nectarines. 🙂 2. Eggs. 3. An apple … Continue reading

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Independence Saturday: One week down.

The first official Independence Days Challenge week. How did we go? 1. Plant something: 1. Good King Henry. 2. Harvest something: 1. Peaches. 2. Purple striped beans. 3. Warrigal Greeens. 4. Zucchini. 5 The first strawberry. 6. Silver beet. 7. … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Beans and reviving the Independence Days Challenge.

I read this post from a blog I’ve been reading for years. I’m feeling pretty envious; I love beans too and by the sounds of things she’s knee deep in the things. I was late sowing mine, due to the … Continue reading

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Very excited about coops and permaculture lectures. I know how to live, baby!

I saw this on Facebook today. I’ve found a builder for a new chicken coop for the gerls in the big run and I want it automated and user friendly, (the users I have in mind being both me and … Continue reading

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