Category Archive: other

Finished raised garden bed!

Built by my own hands from free, scavenged materials.  Voila! Installation of watering system imminent.  Planting will commence once the seedlings are big enough and the frosts have finished.  We are just going… Continue reading

Raised garden bed almost finished!

I managed to get all the sleepers cut to size that I needed.  😮  That was scary. However, no arms or legs were chopped off, and although I didn’t get the fit 100%… Continue reading

This year’s vegetable garden preparations begin…

Winter is almost over, and it is time to get the garden beds ready for this year’s garden.  This was the state of the old beds after they sat untended since we pulled… Continue reading

The most amazing self-reliant house/farm/garden wonderland!

I am so inspired by this video.  When I grow up, I want to have an amazing functional garden and have done up our very own  self reliant house all through DIY and… Continue reading

Our vegetable garden: a learning journey

Since my first post about wanting a garden of my very own (here), a jolly long time has passed, and two rounds of spring plantings and spring-summer harvests.  We have achieved modest results,… Continue reading

DIY Compost bins. I built them out of pallets.

    Because one small compost bin is not enough. (Plus, we had spare pallets, and I needed to practice using a power drill).  Under the blue tarp is some beautifully cooked compost,… Continue reading

Random preloved thing

This old fashioned wire basketish thing with a wierd pink tarnish is something I picked up at The Green Shed (formally known as Tiny’s Green Shed, the local landfill-based salvage store selling preloved things… Continue reading

I want to have a garden of my very own.

I loved “The Good Life” as a kid.  I worked in a fruit & vegetable shop for a while, and despite it being a really shitty job with bosses who just yelled and… Continue reading

Home made, like your grandma used to make.

So in order to be more sustainable, I thought I had better start looking at how much I buy that is pre-packaged, highly processed stuff, in disposable containers and wrapping.  Stuff that, once… Continue reading