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Earth Hour will still go on – but differently

Normally we switch off our lights for an hour during Earth Hour, this year it will be different. If you are participating, post a notice on your facebook page. See the details here: https://www.earthhour.org.au/documents/2020-social-assets Sign up and watch some marvelous shows from the comfort of your couch as you stay at home. Now more than […]

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In the garden

The magic of composting

International compost awareness week is the 3rd to the 9th May, join in the fun here: International compost awareness weekor the home page here  Did you know that compost sequesters carbon in the soil? Here is a comprehensive report if you want to learn more. https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/waste/110171-compost-climate-change.pdf?la=en&hash=7ADC0B32600A8EE49E72187E4A027FA1C809AEAE I try to compost any waste that I can instead […]

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In the garden

In the garden – growing veggies from seed

Growing from seed Here in tropical North Queensland I am very excited to be preparing the raised beds to grow my vegetables this year.  I grow from seed so do not want to miss the beginning of the growing season.  Of course we never really know when the wet season is going to end, but […]

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Contentment

Contentment

Developing the capacity to enjoy less Having recently retired I have made a conscious decision to enjoy what we have, live with less, and live simply.   I love this quote, and I cannot find absolute proof that Socrates wrote it, but whoever did write it has encapsulated the way I would like to live […]