Sustainability

Happy Anniversary

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Well I just realised it is one year since I entered the blogosphere.  It’s been good for me and I hope to do more now that I have some more time on my hands.  I hope its been good for you too! Thanks for reading and encouraging me on my sustainable journey – I intend […]

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Sustainable work life balance

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Sustainable work life balance – it’s really the ultimate dream of many of us … maintaining that balance between things we have to do and things we want to do.  Sustainability isn’t just about consuming the right things produced in a sustainable way.  It isn’t just about buying Fair Trade or slave free products.  Sustainability […]

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Blackberries

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Isn’t it funny how one word can produce such an array of emotions? We have blackberries on our farm, big, out of control, never-been-sprayed blackberries.  While I recognise that they are considered a weed in our part of the world, I also recognise great resources when I see them. They are mostly in the middle […]

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Jagged Crow Farm

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It has finally happened.  After three years of searching, looking, walking over blocks, thinking about what’s important, setting criteria and reviewing possible purchases against that criteria, we have finally become the proud owners of our very own farm.  Well, its really a bit of land that will become a farm.  It has a rusty old […]

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Moving

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I haven’t blogged for a while – we’ve been moving house. Our large unsustainable house has been sold and we are now renters again. I haven’t rented for over 15 years and it’s lovely to have found a house which suits us for now. This is our in-between house. With a much smaller footprint, this […]

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Winter Surprise

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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I travelled to the west coast of South Australia – to the thriving fishing and farming community of Port Lincoln part of the food belt of both Australia and the world. It’s two biggest exports are tuna and grain crops and for many years of the 20th century […]

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Local Residents

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When I first met my now husband, he lived in the suburbs, the inner city suburbs.  He’d been raised in rural Australia but upon finding work in the city he moved to the ‘burbs.   As for me, I grew up in the foothills of Adelaide, and apart from a few years when I worked […]

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Four Letter Words

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There are two four letter words which have dominated my life in the past week. In the media over the last few years I have noticed a new word emerging – you might have seen it too: EOFY.  Retailers have EOFY sales and promotions to try and boost their numbers for the End Of the […]