A Forest Garden - Record of Progress

Diversity of Insects within a Healthy Garden

It is a great time of the year for being outdoors; a huge variety of insects and other life in all shapes and sizes, colours, functions. They are everywhere all the time, are they are marvellously diverse. Maybe it is all the coffee in the ground that has caused all this activity? Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Sustainable Living

Companion Planting – Natural Pest Control and Fertilization

Anyone who has studied Biology knows that nature takes care of itself (mostly!). Sunflowers grow and flourish in fields without a helping human hand, while blueberries can spread their vines across the ground offering up a bounty of fruit. Companion planting is a gardening method that harnesses nature’s own means of fertilization and pest control. … Continue reading

A Forest Garden - Record of Progress / Sustainable Living

Japanese (Coturnix) Quail Dust Bath

This is hopefully the first of many articles about my Japanese Quail. They are delightful little creatures, curious, friendly, individual, and wary of strangers. They are smarter than what I was expecting, and have charmed their way into our family as the egg supply, not as the meat supply! So here in this video we have … Continue reading

Ground to Ground

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 49,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading