33 items of clothing for 3 months, easy! Right? I feel like I wear the same few clothes all the time, I dont think I have a lot of clothes.. we are talking outer-ware, clothes and accessories you wear to work or leisure (as opposed to under-wear, night wear, work out gear) the guidelines are here. … More Project 333: ready, engage-fire!
Dayna and I often venture out to target birds and last weekend it was this colony of pied shags. You could smell them before you got to their nesting trees, that smell of old fish bait left in the sun..ewww! I will have to ask Dayna to share some of her photos! As much as … More Pied Shags, Care of Earth
Come on inside Mr Bird said the mouse, take a look at the things in a People House… …things like walls, and TV’s… …woahh! we are getting like a People House! The walls, although a bit finite for my liking, are beautiful. We are loving the MagRoc Board , its structural resistant to fire, water, insects and … More In a People House…
We’ve been in our house since Dec 2015 and the temporary kitchen has moved a couple of times since. First it was in the wash-house… ..then it moved to where the kitchen will be in the open living area. Electricity is still a daisy chain of extension cords running up the hill which limits us to … More Kitchen, heart of the home.
In our lovely quiet bay this evening we were enthralled by the skill of a gannet diving into the shallows a few meters away from us. The water was literally bubbling with small fish and as the gannet went under the water the fish would all skip along the top of the surface in a … More Gannets, fishing for bait.
Here’s our little cabin (guest accommodation) in the Kahikatea’s at the bottom of our place. The shower can be seen down in the trees to the left of the cabin. Water runs from the tank behind the cabin through a gas califont in the shower (yes its hot!). The shower is set on a circle of … More Cabin in the woods…
We are treating our hens with Harakeke for intestinal worms, a big leaf or a few smaller ones tied into a knot in their waterbowl is usually enough to cure them. The root was used for intestinal worms or a purgative in Rongoā -traditional Māori medicine. With the range of herbs our chickens eat we … More Harakeke (NZ Flax) for Intestinal Worms