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January 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Slowly Taking Back Control

Well after all the rain and the vegie garden being full of weeds, today we spent the whole day getting it back under control ready for mulching and replanting.  I have ordered bales of sugar cane to cover the bare ground as I think there will be quite a few weed seeds in there.  We saw heaps of worms in it today.  A satisfying days work.… Continue

Added by Shirley on January 30, 2011 at 22:05 — 2 Comments

Flood Pix Before and After

For a truly amazing view ... large aerial shots with a moveable superimposed photo of the same areas flooded. - hover mouse to work the horizontal 'blind' and reveal the flood.

Added by Elaine de Saxe on January 28, 2011 at 14:12 — 2 Comments

Insect Photos

The ABC recently ran a competition for insect photos. Here are the winners and many others (how do they separate them?) photos here - hit the 'switch to big picture mode' for the best view.


However delightful…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on January 27, 2011 at 23:19 — 1 Comment

The Lighter Side of Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

And that, my friends is why the chicken crossed the road!
Now you have the real story!

Added by Elaine de Saxe on January 25, 2011 at 13:30 — 5 Comments

2010/2011 SUMMER December to February

05/12/10 Freya and garden beds - wet start to the summer.

Re-doing beds 2 (rt middle) and 3 (left).

Bed 2 has been planted with heirlom radish, perpetual spinach, corn F1 Swt. White, dwarf French beans and silverbeet.



Added by Lissa on January 18, 2011 at 7:00 — 22 Comments

Soapmaking is Addictive

Here's some more of the soaps I have made, I am so pleased with them I don't think I will be buying soap anymore, instead I will be making my own, knowing what it is in it and adding essential oils to get the scent that I like.  From the back, goats milk and oatmeal, calendula, Honey with organic cocoa stripe and organic cocoa swirls.… Continue

Added by Shirley on January 16, 2011 at 21:08 — 9 Comments

Flood clean up. Can you lend a hand?

Hi All, a second posting the same as the on e on the forum so I hope it rreaches plenty of people. Pass the word too..

Mud glorious mud. We have had a lovely day in it today. How are you? Muddy too?

Isn’t it really heartening to see how people are putting in to help others during this flood? Today a couple of us were helping to resurrect the Jane St Community Garden in West End. Across the road businesses that had been submerged were a hive of activity with staff and volunteers…


Added by Linda Brennan on January 14, 2011 at 22:01 — No Comments

New Passion

A while ago I dabbled into the art of soap making with a few of the girls from on Brisbane Local Food, yesterday I made a batch of goats milk, ground oatmeal and green clay CP soap.  I am so happy with the results, just having to wait the four weeks now before it can be used is the frustrating part.… Continue

Added by Shirley on January 14, 2011 at 7:35 — 5 Comments

Checked the worm farm and added some more food

Added by Shirley on January 9, 2011 at 20:42 — 1 Comment

Tired of the Rain

Well after watching the rain for how many weeks now and pretty much everything being dead in the vegie patch except for weeds of course.  Today I sat out under the verandah, filled some jiffy pots with seed raising mix and planted a whole lot of seeds so hopefully when the rain eventually stops I will be all ready to go.

Checked one of the worm farms and added some more food, not much else that can be done on these rainy days.

Added by Shirley on January 9, 2011 at 20:00 — 5 Comments


Just started in Australia, follows the River Cottage experience in UK. It might be a solution for landless renters for starters or even for families with not enough land for their needs or even for we oldies if we get beyond working our own gardens. I'm member number 36 and I would love to have some BLF members join in.



Added by Elaine de Saxe on January 7, 2011 at 22:32 — 4 Comments

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