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Fresh nesting boxes and flooring for the chooks af Maungaraeeda 0

Mucking out the chook pens

Providing fresh bedding for hens and roosters and freshening up the chicken’s nesting boxes, planting beans in the permaculture garden and transplanting seedlings.

Our 100% homegrown lunch at Maungaraeeda 1

Moving to eating only homegrown

Today we ate almost completely from our garden! Organic, homegrown produce is the best for us all! Busy day preserving, culturing and cooking, harvesting and planting.


Wall Footings

The house is an extended operation in progress. We have been living in a “queenslander” that is often too hot and can get too cold. I talk about passive solar housing often especially during...


Earthen floor

After quite a break I am back onto getting the earthen floor completed.     We needed to stop to facilitate a PDC, the two week Permaculture Design Certificate course and then because it had rained...


Sheetmulching for ginger

Last October we decided to plant ginger as a cash crop experiment. I never gave ourselves much of a lead up time to do this so consequently the job became a bit overbearing. There...

Tom Kendall cuts the road verge grass to avoid council chemical use and harvest mulch at Maungaraeeda. 2

15 Feb 2016 Mon

Bill Mollinsons principal of “every element has more than one function” is very relevant for sustainability. And then I have another saying that I use probably daily and that is “every job has more...

Cooking chilli sauce on the rocket stove 5

Monday, 15 February 2016

Simple tasks eleviate the pressures of modern life! Even though it is a Manic Monday, at the end of the day I feel tired but extremely content!