Thursday, September 4, 2008


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.

M xx


Crazy Mumma said...

Hi Melinda,
I look forward to reading more about your adventures, especially since you are a local :-)

Cheers, Julie

Busy Woman said...

Hi Melinda,

I love what you are doing!
I am two hours north of you, so I guess that counts as almost local!

I wouldn't worry to much about being in suburbia. I think of the 1940s houses in Surry Hills. even they had vegie gardens and their yards were tiny! I think it is what you make of it.
I look forward to reading more of your advnetures.

( BusyWoman )

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