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I don't know why it happened but becoming a parent has changed me. It has made me want to run away to a hobby farm and raise my kids away from it all. I would probably last all of two weeks and then be a hysterical mess, who knows?

While escaping the suburbs is not a possibility at the moment, embracing them is. I'm learning to be thankful for what I have. Which includes a massive yard with loads of potential. It's a place to start making better choices for our new family and the wider community through growing some of our own produce.

My partner believes he is a natural farmer ;)
I believe I am pretty hopeless but have lots of desire to make this work.
My children believe that Totoro (a Japanese anime forest spirit) makes our seeds sprout.

Hopefully together we can make our garden an exciting and abundant place.

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Comment by Florence on April 16, 2014 at 14:11

Yes, Totoro is amazing, not too sure about growing oak trees in the backyard though :)  Sounds like you've got a good size yard, so there should be plenty other plants you can play with ~   How old are your littlies?  Our son is 15 months ~

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 15, 2014 at 22:30

Enjoy the journey and don't worry about the destination.  

Comment by Jane on April 15, 2014 at 17:51

Good Luck Crystal, its amazing what can be achieved on a suburban block.

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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