How to really grow food in your backyard Here I share with you the secrets that have transformed me from a gardener with a not-very-productive vegie patch, to growing most of my family's fruit and veg.
Traditional Foods My health has dramatically improved after changing my diet for a more traditional way of eating, as advised by Sally Fallon.
Food Flower Poster Forget the food pyramid! It was developed by the agricultural industry, not by nutritionists. Instead, print this Food Flower poster, which shows a visual guide to choosing nutritious and satisfying traditional foods.
After a stressful week of writing a funding application, today I treated myself to a day of making. I made this basket using a pair of secateurs and prunings from my garden. I love it! I think I'll use it as a harvest basket.
It's about 35cms across the bottom and about 30cm high, not including the handle. Just the right size for a few broccoli, cauliflower, and a handful of silverbeet leaves! (Well that's what's in my garden right now.)
Last week, while I was in Northern NSW, I got to spend heaps of time with my dear friend Jenine, and she taught me to weave! I'm so excited by this. The scarft I made was hardly a design-feat - I simply experimented with everything you can do on a 4-shaft loom, and discovered how much I enjoy it. Now, of course, I want a loom! But it's such a big and expensive piece of equipment, I find it hard to justify... anyway, we'll see. In the meantime, the secrets of woven cloth have been unlocked and now I understand how it all works! I am in love with textiles...