Category Archives: green thumbs

Garden update: Veggie patch overhaul

This is what the yard’s been looking like for most of Winter. Overgrown, muddy and in need of finishing off. I’d started the raised beds after overhauling the second veggie patch out the back, before the cold weather intervened.   … Continue reading

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Carbon capture technology at home

Everyone is pretty much aware now that the best form of Carbon capture and storage is leaving it in the ground. That’s established as being the No. 1 vector of approach for this little issue. Leave it where it is. … Continue reading

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Hemp fabrics

There’s been renewed interest in hemp fabrics recently, and many growers are starting to process and spin hemp yarn themselves. It makes sense, since there’s plenty of spinning equipment sitting around in sheds all over the place. Wool growers invested … Continue reading

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Transport of the future

I’ve spent hours today looking through videos of some fantastic designs. It started with someone reminding me of Big Dog, but soon ended up about transport. (Oh, turn down the volume on that video because some of the lyrics are … Continue reading

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Paying for SPC

The population of Colorado is about 5.2 million. They legalised cannabis and in a week turned over more than $5 million in sales. Victoria’s population is about 5.8 million. If we legalise cannabis and all the sellers donate their profit … Continue reading

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A few reasons why cannabis law reform makes sense.

Last week’s edition of The Shepparton Adviser included an article about a local group working for law reform. There are a number of reasons why cannabis should be legal. What it really boils down to is that we can’t afford … Continue reading

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Taking stock

Today I got another five robinia seedlings transplanted. That makes a couple of dozen, now, I think. About half the western fenceline is planted out and waiting for spring. As I was digging the holes for them it began to … Continue reading

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Autumn

We’ve been having some absolutely gorgeous days recently. Cool evenings and lovely warm sunny days. After a couple of years of building up the little veggie patch, it’s finally getting somewhere. And I’m getting to know the soil and the … Continue reading

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Garden update; gardening for high Summer and deep Winter

It’s been far too long since the last gardening post. The sad realisation has been dawning on me that soil condition and water availability are serious issues in the new garden. To get things going well, it’s going to mean … Continue reading

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Is “extreme green” really just old fashioned practicality?

At heart I’m a bit of a country girl. Not in the corny old “little bit country, little bit rock and roll” sense, rather just practical and handy. Some of those I most admire are capable, intelligent and constructive people … Continue reading

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