Reflections on the weekend in Martinborough with Dame Malvina Major, Geoff Sewell, Hogsnort Rupert and Hamilton County Bluegrass Band'. Further reflection on Bruce Springsteen 'fandom' and the fascinating psychology of performing on stage.
I'm loving these little seed starter packs. They're convenience plus.
I've also had some fun experimenting with YouTube's shoot and upload feature from the phone.
You'll see that I can't do a thing without the able assistance of the Retriever and the Staffie! They've also been helping themselves to the baby seedlings when I plant them out into the garden... Who knew, dogs enjoy fresh bean sprouts! Try explaining to the dog that he's eating preservation bean seeds - I don't think he's going to care one way or another, it'll all be about the taste for him.
I was excited to receive a small, brown parcel in the mail today, it was Koanga Institute confirming my membership for the year. Contained within the unbleached packaging was a lovely membership certificate, a booklet full of fascinating information about setting up a 200 square meter urban garden (perfect for the prospective self-sufficiency student) and five packets of heritage seeds.
I know I'm a child of the earth when I feel my heartbeat quicken, because I have in my hand genetic material that has been passed down through many generations.
Anyone who knows me will know that I'm currently homeless and squatting in rental accommodation while him indoors and I wait (and wait and wait...) for our new home to be built.
One of the thrilling things about waiting for a new home to be built is planning the gardens. The site is fairly barren, so we've got plenty to work with.
My plan is to create an edible landscape. It's an ambitious plan, but I'm determined that we're going to grow as much of our own fruit and vegetables as we can on a 504 square meter lot (less 216 square meters of house).