Permiculture – Little Tassie Prepper

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” – Fred Allen

I attended the Huon Valley Small Farm Expo on Sunday.  I ran into a couple of old friends, made a few new ones, and had a pretty nice time. The Expo was due to open at 10am, yet we didn’t arrive till 10:30am… had some trouble organising the kids before we left. The show was Read more about “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” – Fred Allen[…]

“The important thing is to just get started. Because once you show people you are willing to do the work all kinds of opportunities will present themselves.” – Curtins Stone

I was listening to a few podcasts from Permaculture voices, with Diego and I was really inspired by episodes 8 and 26.  These episodes, Curtis Stone covered the concept of SPIN farming  which was interesting in itself, and the other was Paul Greive in episode 8 who talked about Primal Pastures, really fired my imagination.  Read more about “The important thing is to just get started. Because once you show people you are willing to do the work all kinds of opportunities will present themselves.” – Curtins Stone[…]

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Beautiful weekend days allowed me to be outside for the majority of Saturday and Sunday.  I have had big plans for lots of planting in the garden.   I planted 8 trees, 14 shrubs, the remainder of my herb seedlings, and a bunch of different seeds.  I ran out of plants so I had to Read more about “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh[…]

“Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.” – Henry Miller

After planting the apple trees near the road a couple of weeks ago, I have had second thoughts… the position they were planted in was actually council land (just outside my boundary).  While it was unlikely, it would be possible for the trees to be removed without my say.  I decided I would move them Read more about “Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.” – Henry Miller[…]

“If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.” – Pietro Aretino

Two weeks ago I watched an amazing documentary called Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic. It was such an amazing film, providing me with a large amount of information.  Stefan Sobkowiak, the creator of the film, shares his vast experience of creating a Permaculture Orchard in Quebec, Canada.  I watched this as part of my old Permaculture Read more about “If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.” – Pietro Aretino[…]

“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” – Virgil

We are all steam ahead at the moment, with the hand over of our house, and the one we are buying happening on the same day.  Many things need to be organised and finalised before we make the move, and Kitty and I are doing our best to not break under the constant pressure and Read more about “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” – Virgil[…]

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” – Aristotle

As  you may recall, I regularly meet with four or five (depending on whether we can all attend) local guys with whom I am friends.  We meet up at the home of my friend who completed Geoff Lawton’s Online Permiculture Design Course (PDC).  We usually watch a video on Permiculture and discuss our thoughts on Read more about “The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” – Aristotle[…]

“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – David Herbert Lawrence

First, I have updated my blog with a new banner.  I am not sure I really like it, it looked nice when I first started, yet now I am thinking ‘meh’.  I might work on another. Secondly, I have just realised that there is a smudge on my camera lens.  I use a Nikon Coolpix Read more about “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – David Herbert Lawrence[…]