Monthly Archives: February 2011

Treating rot or mildew on cucumbers and squash

We’ve had some more rain and now the weather’s warm and humid. Perfect conditions for eating up the cucumber, pumpkin and zuccini vines. The disease starts off as a light, white dusting on the leaves and fruit. Before you know … Continue reading

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Basic chocolate chip biscuits recipe

A basic recipe for chocolate chip biscuits that you can tinker with as you feel inclined. I use coconut because it adds crunchiness, but if you don’t really like that you can always replace it with flour. Or if you … Continue reading

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Quadruple chocolate biscuits recipe

Returning to one of the basic aims of the blog: sharing ideas and recipes for home made things. Biscuits are quite easy to make. And if you do them yourself at home, you know what’s in the things you’re putting … Continue reading

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Anti-garden legislation proposed in Australia

Someone has apparently advised the Federal Attorney General that there are a whole bunch of plants, including many native species, that contain trace amounts of a compound called DMT dimethyltriptamine. If a person had a sufficiently huge amount of these … Continue reading

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A picture comparing tc tracy and tc yasi

On the left, Tropical Cyclone Tracy which devastated Darwin on christmas eve, 1974. On the right, Extreme Cyclone Yasi, from the BoM IR image recorded at 00.30 (half past midnight) on Wednesday 02-02-2011. Extreme Cyclone Yasi is to Autumn rain … Continue reading

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