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Month 1

It's been almost a month now that I've been "retired". Sustainable house day has come and gone, a bit dissapointing as usual, but enough people to have a good yarn with although I wish there were more.

The projects are still continuing as are the updated articles on our website www.underthechokotree.com and so there has been enough to keep me busy. The place is looking good and I have made a start on the aquaponics system. A lovely young lady uni student, Jennifer, came to see us last week for a chat about edible weeds and sustainability. We wound up giving her a tour of the place and she was quite interested in what we were up to, she is also researching aquaponics and was going to see some people with aquaponics systems the following day. I would have loved to go too but this not having a car tends to slow me down a bit.

Along with not having a car, we do now have an adult tricycle for Mrs Wombat, it is a huge amount of fun and will hopefully help with transporting stuff back to our place. I also picked up a bicycle trailer but haven't commissioned it yet.

Things are still going slow with the book, some interest but still no firm offers. My contact is going to a book show in Europe and will see if there is any interest there. I also approached her with another idea of a book about making and using low energy cooking devices like the hay box. The book would include lots of recipes as well, i have sent her a one-pager with some details so we'll see if anything comes of it.
I'm still finalising a program of sustainable living courses with Mamre farm with a meeting last week to discuss where we had gotten to so far. I have a roughed out plan and will be discussing it with my friend Rachel and the head man Bob to see where we go with it, hopefully next week.

Also next week is our 33rd anniversary so we will be heading off to Katoomba for the day, it will be a nice day out. We did go to the vegetable markets at Flemington this weekend with DD and SIL. We got some galagal to grow and to cook with, a good load of cheap tomatoes for pasta sauce and in the general market section I was able to pick up a fairly repectable pair of blacksmith tongs for only $6, what a bargain. I must resurrect my forge!

That's most of the news so far, will post again soon!

Current Mood: excited excited

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wombat01 From: wombat01 Date: September 26th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :-)
Shirley Dunlop From: Shirley Dunlop Date: December 15th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)


I have been having a wonderful time reading through Under the Choko Tree. I look forward to future articles and rereading previous articles. I am in Launceston. A few newbies to sustainability will be getting together to form a support group soon. Your blog will be on our list. Thank you for sharing your adventures and knowledge.Shirley
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