We run multiple ‘worms farms’ and once or twice a year we clean out the farms, collect the castings and the ‘worm juice’.
Because we live Off-Grid and in the bush we spend a lot of time ‘outside’ on the deck and our main table is our most used piece of furniture.
It was in need of some maintenance so we took it a bit further.
Shionagh had been asking for a while and it was time we made her life a little easier by installing a Dishwasher.
Not normally a big thing.. but living off-grid means it has consequences.
That time has rolled around again… Solar Panel angle adjustment time 🙂
As you can imagine, we are surrounded by animals here on the mountain. Lots of them we see, and some of them we don’t.
Sometimes our intrusion into their “home” becomes an issue when their lives intersect with ours.
In the terraces at the front of the house is a number of larger and mature Callistemon(Bottle Brush) trees.
One of the larger ones is near the North East corner of the house. Unfortunately this tree is starting to cast shadow on our solar panels, so it is going to need a big chop!
Under our north-facing deck ‘tin’ roof it can get a bit hot.
And in this years sweltering Summer(hottest summer on record) it was particularly bad.
We grow our own food as much as possible, but with the restricted water here lately as well as the fact that we are still getting established, we’ve found that we need to source food grown locally. Buying from local food stands, we find there is less packaging, we know the food is fresh, we pick it up on our way in or out of town with no special trips necessary.
We’ve gotten so good at keeping food in stock at home now, we only go into town once or maybe twice a week.
With the Compost Wall finished, we set about building our new large Compost bins. The fun part was always going to be the digging the 8 post hole needed to make the bin.
The ground here is like rock!
At long last we have the Compost Wall finished and complete. Just a little landscaping to do.