Shepherding at Bonnie Brae

24 May 2016 – We recently spent a weekend volunteering at a sheep farm in Molesworth owned by Andy and Karen. It’s several hundred acres of land passed down to Andy from his family, currently being used to run cattle and sheep. It’s autumn and with that comes lambs at Bonnie Brae Farm. On this WWOOFING…

Introducing Dave Janda

22 May 2016 – Every now and then I stumble across a new [to me] person, an expert in their field, that captivates my attention. Meet Dave Janda, a distinguished Orthopedic Surgeon, consultant to multiple US Presidents, radio show host, and revolutionary who’s quitting the profession he loves after 27 years because of how corrupted healthcare…

Getting Baled Out

23 March 2016 – Last November, I attended a series of workshops on straw bale construction. So glad I did! It was fun, further opened my eyes to the merits of another alternative home construction technique, and showed me that it’s not so complicated where it’s out of my reach. Introduction Yarra Valley ECOSS The workshop was…

Goats: A Great Livestock Option

19 March 2016 – One thing we are certain of is that our future homestead will have goats. We’ve learned from first-hand experience they are easy to handle, provide daily milk, are social, and will work to help keep your property in order. I recently read the below article by Kathy Bernier of Off the Grid…

The Coming Revolution

16 March 2016 – Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed the word Revolution come up over and over again. In this post, I’ll explore the typical causes of revolution, why the system is ripe for it, and how one may already be underway. Causes of Revolution What is Revolution? When most people think of…

Salt’s Run: A Family Wwoofing Adventure

6 March 2016 – Last weekend, the family went on a WWOOFing adventure to Salt’s Run Farm just outside Saint Andrews in Victoria. We practiced herding sheep and cattle, got to meet a former champion racing horse, practiced our gardening skills, and continued to learn the joys and difficulties of farm work with a 9 month…

No-Dig Gardening

29 Feb 2016 – Towards the end of last year, we visited the back yard of Angelo who is a presenter, trainer, and writer in the areas of sustainable gardening and Permaculture. In a word, his backyard was Amazing. The productivity of his garden per square foot far exceeds many commercial farming operations and a major…

Let Food Freedom Ring

Joel Salatin recently responded to 10 questions on food policy directed at the presidential candidates as if he were running. If you don’t know who Joel Salatin is, you should, and you can read about my first introduction to him in my post Heretics Unite! This is a re-blog of a post found on the Farm-to-Consumer…

Financial Precipice à la 1929?

13 Feb 2016 – Are we standing on the precipice of a major financial collapse? I’ve become somewhat obsessed over the past two years with economics and monetary policy, not because I am money-crazy, but because I firmly believe a 1929 style market crash will usher in an area of pain, and I want to…

ALERT: Markets In Breakdown | Peak Prosperity

Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity has issued a rare ALERT to all his subscribers regarding current market conditions. If you don’t think a market crash is possible, better wake up soon. >>> Read More at PeakProsperity.com (this is just a preview) INSIDER ALERT: Markets In Breakdown Time to take emergency funds out of the banking system by…