We are happy to report that feijoa season is officially open here in central Victoria. Hooray! A special big thanks to the rosellas for leaving us some on the ground to harvest. If you live nearby come on down on Wednesday afternoon. We’ll have some to purchase for $4 a kilo.
We’d love to say that we have excess quinoa and cherry guavas to share too, but this season we just have enough for home use.
While we thank the rosellas, the white-winged choughs stand by awaiting their praise for doing such a neat job digging up the garden and everything we’ve just planted.
As a guard against beak and wind, and to later use as stakes, we left half the corn stalks in place and planted the broadbeans alongside them.
We received a copy of a new book just released in Chile – a permaculure book for children.
We spent some time off-site, helping to build a house in the community of Fryers Forest.
“Yep, let’s put the swimming pool over here.”
We also undertook some earthworks of our own, removing a crumbling stone wall so we can reconstruct another sturdier one.
We also had some larger earthworks done, to dig out the nutrient-rich silt from the goose pond while it’s empty.
We shovelled the thick mud to use for various projects
including to help repair a leaky dam in the gully
and beautify our persons.
Exhausted and satisfied, we sat down to share a meal together.
Some of us snoozed peacefully in the hot house,
while some of us embraced one another out of comfort and a deep need to express our abundant love.
We were thrilled to announce David Holmgren, as the first Patron of Permaculture Australia at the Australasian Permaculture Convergence earlier this year.