I'm a country girl at heart living in the suburbs. Our family lives in a suburb in Newcastle, Austalia on a slightly larger than average suburban block. Our house is slam dunked on the middle of the block and is a large, stretched out single story place. This suburb is a tidy and neat - everyone has manicured front lawns, ornamental neat front garden beds. Each weekend the revving of mowers, whipper snippers and blowers can be heard as the neighbourhood battle for the neatest, low maintenance garden swings into full force.
I am after more. I want to turn my little yard (front and back) into a more productive, useful enviroment. So this blog is to document my journey in gardening, vege and fruit growing, reducing wastes, becoming more frugal and more self sufficient.
It will be somewhat of an uphill struggle convincing Mr Gadget to support me - he is much more at home on the computer or tinkering with his latest techno gadgets.
I will have more success with our three boys - Guitar Dude, Zippy and Super Boy.
What fun it will be though! May the gardening force be with me.
3 days ago