Category Archives: Peak Oil

Skinflint Sunday: Teach your children well.

A couple of days ago I came home from work at about 4:30pm. It was a boiling hot day and Ryan22 was really happy to see me, as he didn’t know where the remotes for the air con were. David24 … 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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Skinflint Sunday: Prepare early for the zombie apocalypse

In a mad rush because I fly out to South Africa tomorrow and I still haven’t started packing or shopping for food for the boys. I have fed the garden and watered the chooks, though, so at least that’s a start. … Continue reading

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The realisation of a goal.

Seventeen years ago this month, my then- husband and I bought a little 1950s weatherboard in a quiet suburb in Melbourne’s South East. We had 4 sons: a nearly 5 year old about to start school the next year; a … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a woman who lived in the suburbs who decided to become a peak oil doomer and grow veggies to save her family from the approaching zombie apocolypse. She grew veggies in the ground. She … Continue reading

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Setting a huge goal.

I have a class sitting writing an essay in front of me right now. Normally I’d take the chance to do some correction, but I finished all my correction yesterday so I have ‘nothing’ to do. After lunch my other … Continue reading

Posted in balance, chickens, Children., dehydrating food, Fruit trees, gardening, Peak Oil, Quality of life, Skinflint, soap making, solar cooking, thermomix, vegetables, wicking beds, work | 10 Comments

Baby, I can drive my car.

  I LOLled at this. Harry Potter just keeps on giving.. No photos of the rain washed garden or anything. I’m picking up my car today!! Trouble is, I have to wait till Tuesday to be able to drive it, … Continue reading

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Food! Food! Food!

I found this on Hazel’s blog and saved it for the weekend. This video is really good and encapsulates a lot of the reasons why I grow food for my family. It’s 18 minutes long but worth the time. After … Continue reading

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Sunk in gloom.

Yesterday was a bad day. When I was at home with the kids and anything went badly wrong I’d have what I called “doona days”… where you spend odd bits of time in bed, hiding under the doona and snoozing. … Continue reading

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Wicking Pot.

Here’s a quick 3 minute video explaining what Peak Oil is. Thought it might be useful. Guess what I did after work yesterday? I came home and made my first wicking pot! Of course, once Peak Oil hits and all … Continue reading

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