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7 years of permaculture progress

7 years of permaculture progress

Details  A serious amount of improvements resulting from considerable effort. Learnt a lot along the way.Date  November 05, 2016Tags    progress 
6 year old silver wattle

6 year old silver wattle

Details  This tree has put on exceptional growth. It will be coppiced for firewood,Date  November 04, 2016Tags    progress 
Old iron sides

Old iron sides

The weather boards on the exterior walls of the house were looking tired and required patching in a few places. Also, white was not our favourite colour.
Rather than continue to patch new problems and run on the painting treadmill we decided to go for a more serious and long term solution. After much consideration and deliberation we settled on colour coated corrugated steel. Long lasting, easy to install, made of recycled steel (or can be recycled) and available in a range of non-white colours.
The end result looks good and should last for some time.
July 20, 2013  progress  house  weather  construction 
Converting an existing orchard to food forest

Converting an existing orchard to food forest

When we took over the property it came with an orchard consisting of plums, almonds, cherry, apricot, apples, peaches, nashi and pears. The trees are of varying ages and were planted more or less randomly across what was once an open paddock. Slowly I have been contouring, inter-planting, removing grass, mulching and generally intensifying the productivity of the area.September 01, 2013  food forest  conversion  progress 

Run off swale for pigs and ducks

Details  6 years on - Basic land shaping to capture roof water from a nearby shed provides nutrient rich passive irrigation for food forest down slope while also creating enjoyable habitat for resident ducks and pigs. Plantings include water loving natives that offer wind and frost protection to climbing vines and citrus.Tags    2018  February  Progress 

Terracing and trees

Details  8 years on - Adding terraces to steep slopes reduces runoff keeping valuable water of site longer while also improving access for planting, maintenance and harvest. Trees can be more densely planted, stacked and over hanging one another for maximum productivity. This natural sun trap is the ideal location for a solar powered clothes dryer and a wonderful micro climate with excellent cold air drainage.Tags    2017  Progress  September 

Sprawling forest garden in the making

Details  6 years on - Working from an open expanse of grass we are well on the way to a productive forest garden filled with interesting, edible and useful plants. The challenge here was getting wind shelter established, this has reduced moisture loss while contributing valuable biomass and soil improvement, shade and habitat for birds and insects.Tags    2017  October  Progress 
Date  December 23, 2018Details  Zone 4 conversion / improvement - Moving plastic sheeting that had been in place for several monthsTags    2018  December  Progress  Zone 4