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Shidifen
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G'day.

Post: # 289623Post Shidifen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:53 pm

G'day everyone. I'm a forager from Queensland, Australia. I love being able to find a meal while I'm just bushwalking or going for a stroll along the coast. I'm just starting to raise snails for food and I'm experimenting with wind power so I can safely set up the kids' cubbyhouse with 12 volt power.

I own a few acres beside a creek and I'm slowly planting it out with fruit trees and other food plants that can look after themselves with minimal help from me. I get black frosts in the little valley I'm in so it's a matter of planting and hoping to get more than a year out of a plant. So far citrus seems like a safe bet. I'm interested in seeing how others solve problems and getting ideas for new ways to stay off the grid and be more self sufficient.

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Brewtrog
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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289626Post Brewtrog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:39 am

Hello, welcome to ish

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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289628Post Odsox
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:26 pm

Hi there Shidifen, welcome to our little forum. :wave:
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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289629Post Green Aura
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:47 pm

:wave: Hi Shidifen, welcome to Ish,
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Shidifen
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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289631Post Shidifen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks everyone! :thumbright:

ina
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Post: # 289634Post ina
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:33 am

Hiya!

My one memory of Queensland is hot, hot, hot...
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Weedo
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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289635Post Weedo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 am

Boomer! - another Aussie!
There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever be seen - (Sun Tzu 600BC)

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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289636Post Shidifen
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:10 am

G'day Weedo! :wave:

Hi ina. We just had a record breaking Summer over here. The hottest AND driest. Even all the weeds in my yard died! I use Cats-ears as a coffee substitute and my crop shriveled to nothing. My wife and I were thinking seriously about moving to Tasmania when I saw CCTV footage of people wearing jumpers in Hobart at Christmas time.

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Re: G'day.

Post: # 289639Post Weedo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 am

Same in the Riverina, Very hot & dry - I am dry sowing in the hope of enough rain to germinate the seed. Hobart has a great climate, warmer, drier and sunnier than Melbourne (which means sunnier than Sydney)

IF you rally want a "secure" climate, try King Island - never recorded a drought or frost
There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever be seen - (Sun Tzu 600BC)

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