We recently made a tallow candle out of lamb fat. The red colouring is due to the tomatoes and other ingredients that were cooked together before we skimmed the oil off. It burned quite well the first time. But since it was a very soft candle, the wick couldn't stay centred after the first burning. … Continue reading Tallow Candle
I was reading "Down to Earth - a guide to simple living" by Rhonda Hetzel. And it reminded me to try the homemade laundry liquid. The recipe which is in the book, is also freely available on the internet. There's also a powdered version but I think liquid will work better in my front loader. … Continue reading Homemade laundry liquid
There are a range of activities on this day. Please check the International Permaculture Day website. Permaculture Victoria may have special events lined up too. Please check their news and events.
As the cooler months approach, and the garden (and us) becomes dormant, it's time to get active! For the May swap, we will have a demo of bamboo lashing using old shoelaces. This will be useful in the garden when you want to make a trellis, tripod, etc. In June, we will learn about hot … Continue reading Bamboo lashing and hot composting
According to Ethan, this was a tomato swap! Not that we had any tomatoes to swap but we got a lot of different varieties that made our lunch very yummy and colourful!