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take a mum, dad and three kids ... do a tree change for a better life. and that is us ... trying to live in community, share our lives, learn and engage with our world and be wise stewards of this amazing creation.

Tags: sustainability, permaculture, community, creation care, farming

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  • When Life Agrees With You
    on Nov 28, 2012
    this one is short and sweet .... just, well.  because! we've been on JustEarth for two months now .... since the end of September i have lost 15 kilos and my blood pressure is down to 103/70.  i was shocked .... my doctor was astounded.
  • ...bit of a JAM
    on Nov 1, 2012
    so, i did it, i've learned how to make jam.  and oh my!  how yum!  this is my share in a batch of peachy unctuousness...  woohoo! i hear you already saying ... well isn't that wonderful. i'm so glad for you ... i'm sure it's y...
  • MOJO
    on Oct 25, 2012 in mojo community life adjusting beekeeping
    yesterday was a great day i had two dear long time friends comment on the life that we have embarked on.  one said that i seemed so happy and in my element.  the other said it certainly seemed like i found my "mojo." and you know what? &nb...
  • We Are HOME!Whew!  It's done!  we are home living at JustEarth.  hard to believe .... this dream that we have had of moving towards a more sustainable life, with a bit of land and space for the kids is coming true.  how truly blessed we are!
  • Act Your Age, Wud Ya?
    on Aug 29, 2012 in rest Psalms peace old age health God
    been a while.  life is chaotic and i'm stressing .... so what else is new?  when will i learn to rest (the psalm's do say "be still and know that i am God."    i do know that ..... but i never live it.  me thinks that perhaps...
  • In Which the Piano Exits Stage Left
    on Aug 12, 2012
    so .... something you may not know about me.  i have a background in music.  LOVE MUSIC. Martin Luther once said that "apart from the Word of God, nothing touches a man's heart like music." i would agree. so when i married my sweet husb...
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?
    on Jul 31, 2012
    mary, mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow? with silverbells and cockshells and pretty maids all in a row an old classic nursery rhyme that i found myself singing yesterday as i was wandering the beginnings of our garden and imagin...
  • the way it's meant to be is a bit chaotic at home. paperwork in to council ... check quote requested from Pooh Solutions for composting toilet that meets council requirements .... check waiting for call back from vendor regarding grey water reed bed system .
  • farm days
    on Jul 16, 2012 in kids JustEarth community scythe family frogs
    i forgot my camera when we were out at the property with friends last week (add four kids to the mix!).  coulda shot myself for that.  if i had had it with me, you would've seen pictures of .... a new colour of green tree frog.  this...
  • be still ....
    on Jun 21, 2012
    i've been emotionally preparing myself to get ramped up for our move to the property.  nervous?  of course! excited?  you bet!  but what an adventure! so what happens?  i get sick.  and not just a cold or flue (which i...
  • niggling little thots
    on Jun 13, 2012
    so we on the verge of packing boxes to go into storage .... to begin "our adventure" i am getting heaps of comments from "you are very brave"  to, "you are crazy." (i don't think folks are trying to be mean .... i just think that people don't u...
  • ... join us on the journey ...
    on Jun 3, 2012
    check it out .... my blog will be changing it's view .... slightly. as JustEarth takes off .... that blog will be about our work to establish the farm. this blog will become much more personal.  my personal struggles to...
  • small steps towards can all be very overwhelming you know ... buying a piece of land in order to create a sustainable life .... not just for you but your children as well ... it is a huge responsibility. and you have to take the time to slow down and do it right .
  • where grow tomato's ....i was out in our rental properties tiny little veggie patch yesterday and my heart sighed -- tomato's.  and i thot .... where there grow tomato's .... there grows hope. now .... if you follow me at all you will know that i love all things tomat...
  • inspirationInternational Permaculture Day was celebrated on the 6th of May.  we did what all good permies do who live in this neck of the woods -- travel to Zaytuna Farm, home of Geoff Lawton .... one of the international godfather's of Permaculture to get...
  • ahhhh .... composti am utterly convinced that making compost is good for the soul. ha!  you don't believe me.  composting is about building up soil, replenishing and returning fabulous nutrients to the soil and using them time and time again.  and well...
  • A Word on the CSG Debateok .... this isn't a long post .... but a direct post.  and it's about COAL SEAM GAS we have been really amazed at the passion of the community stance in the Northern Rivers against CSG .... and that is fabulous.  personally, it is a non...
  • Our Father's World .... Easter Reflectionsso for me, easter is a time to reflect on the amazing gift that God has given us in His son.  it this world that He has entrusted to us to be wise stewards of.  and in my readings i came across the following post about easter .... and truly...
  • it's all about .... themlife has been really busy lately.  consumed with kiddo's.  bustin' with bus-i-ness.  so no time to write ... and honestly, just waiting .... in a holding pattern until this land settles. waiting ..... it ends up leading to reflection.
  • Here's the thing we are .... waiting. waiting to exchange on the land.  waiting because we have city slicker brokers and solicitors who want to make this as painful a process as possible.  i know there job is to make sure that all the i's are dotted...
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