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Recreating Ecosystems

Our home planet earth will survive with or without us, but I would like to do what I can to preserve our natural world. We have chosen a simple lifestyle living with less.

This year’s challenge is to plant out our top paddock with trees, a mix of native and food trees. We are following the permaculture principles, so starting out with digging swales, and a small pond, to capture and slow water, adding organic matter by mulching, planting legumes, ( my favourite pigeon pea) saving seeds and striking cuttings. The last couple of weeks I’ve dug the first swale and almost finished the pond, small dam, all with a spade! Our soil is heavy clay and we’ve only had minimal rain this wet season, hoping for some heavy storms soon.

 A visual story of our top paddock, new food forest and veggie gardens.

Cheese helps to keep the weeds undercontrol

Snake beans, zucchini, corn, amaranth

Chooks

 

Top Paddock

 

 

Summer Veggies

  Tumeric

Saving seeds