Intro to Tree Propagation

27 November 2016 – Today,  the family and I journeyed to Melbourne to visit a couple of backyard urban gardens, one of which was running a tree propagation workshop as part of it. In this post, I share with you the basics behind tree propagation. How Trees Reproduce On the car ride to Melbourne, we listened…

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…

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…

Raw Milk for My Birthday

This week I joined Kristi on one of her WWOOFing adventures, and since I tell people I’m pregnant too, it’s okay that I’m posting to the Wwoofing While Pregnant part of this blog! Our travels found us venturing to Violet Town, Victoria, for the three day Labour Day Weekend (yes, spelled with a U). It…

Animal Farm in Learmonth

This past week was spent at what has been my favorite experience apart from Tasmania. I went to stay with a nice couple named Kate and Alex on their 83 acre farm in Learmonth. This farm consisted of a small garden and acres of paddocks that held almost every animal you would think might be…

An Interesting Week

This week has definitely been interesting to say the least. A lot of somewhat strange things have happened and a lot of really exciting things have happened. I started the week off by going to the house of a man who was listed on HelpX as having a permaculture property that hosted workshops and other…

Personal Permaculture Property

This past week I spent a short stay with a man near the Ballarat area. In order to respect his wishes, I will not give names or share photographs. This particular post will be a little less journal like and a little more about what I have learned so far and what I plan to…

First WWOOFing Adventure – Tasmania

Saturday 17 Jan 2015 – My Arrival I’ve just arrived to Tasmania and my first impression is that it is an absolutely beautiful place. I’m right on the ocean at the moment and the “city”, Hobart, consists of a number of parks and pretty stone and brick buildings. Once I got dropped off by the…

The Calm Before the Storm

We have just come back from vacation and I have a ticket to Tasmania for my first WWOOFing adventure on Saturday. I’ll be staying with a woman named Celia and her family. She sounds wonderful on the phone. I’m hoping to learn a little bit about permaculture, preserving foods and animal husbandry with this family.…