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:: The Great Disruption ::



I recently read The Great Disruption by Paul Gilding. This book is scary, insightful, informative, powerful, inspiring, provoking, positive, and a good read too. My husband also…

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Added by dixiebelle on November 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

:: HOMEGROWN Fair :: In Our Garden at the Moment :: (Australian Spring)



Oh, what wonderful times in the garden. There are still weeds everywhere, but slowly but surely, we are getting on top of those, and some other projects too. We hope to mulch the pathways soon, but who knows, could… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on November 2, 2011 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

:: Occupy Your Own Backyard ::



Food security and…

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Added by dixiebelle on October 15, 2011 at 11:21pm — 1 Comment

:: Home Truths :: Part Four ::



Let's get straight into it, shall we, it's a long one. More Home Truths here.…



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Added by dixiebelle on October 10, 2011 at 7:24pm — No Comments

:: The Chicken Diaries :: Day 16 ::

It's been a while since we've had a chicken update, as I've been so busy gardening, sewing, school holidaying and of course, caring for the chickens! They've grown so much, like… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on October 9, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

:: The Chicken Diaries :: Day 5 ::



The chickens are all doing well, and growing nicely, seeming to gain feathers and lose fluff even within hours! Two of them have definite tail feathers already, compared to the others of the same age (remember we… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on September 28, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

:: The Chicken Diaries - Day One ::



Today we became the proud parents of 3 Light Sussex and 3 Speckled Sussex chicks, ranging from one day old to 2 weeks old. No matter how novice, we are now 'chicken keepers', and like all newborns, we are giving them attention (not too much… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on September 24, 2011 at 11:01pm — 4 Comments

:: Remedies for the Gardening Blues :: (An Old but Hopefully Relevant Post from my Blog)

I was out in the garden the other day, as R and I were making the most of the 'holiday' time, but instead…
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Added by dixiebelle on July 18, 2011 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

:: Everyday SOLE Food (Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical) ::



A SOLE Food Challenge is something I've been thinking about for ages now, just haven't had the time or energy so far this year, and really, I still don't. In an attempt to reduce the pressure I might put on myself by calling it a…

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Added by dixiebelle on June 30, 2011 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

:: The Modern Life ::

(Hey, come visit me sometime at eatatdixiebelles)

 

Having some down-time in the last week since my operation, I've been thinking about big issues (trying not to, but you know my brain doesn't listen to me!), and…

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Added by dixiebelle on June 16, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

:: The Chia Experiment ::

So, we can grow our own fruit, herbs and vegetables, we have plans for our own eggs and honey, even chicken or…
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Added by dixiebelle on June 5, 2011 at 12:24am — No Comments

:: What in the World is Yacon? ::

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Added by dixiebelle on May 10, 2011 at 2:35am — 2 Comments

:: Survival Food :: If You Won't Eat It Now, You Won't Eat It Then ::

Turnip greens. Well, actually, turnip seedlings! Of all the 'cool season' seeds I've put in,… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on May 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

:: Will the World Fall Apart & We Won't Be Ready? ::



You know lately, this blog hasn't been so much about eco, ethical, homesteading, peak oil, climate change, economic collapse, and stuff like that. It's been more about my story. Sharing stuff I've been going…
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Added by dixiebelle on May 6, 2011 at 10:46pm — 3 Comments

:: Some Home Truths ::



Gardening: it is hard work, this 'grow your own' business, and before I got into it, I really only imagined how wonderful it would be picking basketfuls of fresh vegetables, and making preserves from home grown fruit. It is wonderful, but it… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on April 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

:: It's What's Inside That Counts :: Inner Resilience - Part One ::



So, here I was with all these plans... plans to save the planet, plans to build an urban homestead, plans to be prepared for the future, plans to be resilient to what I believe will be a challenging future. (Of course, plans to be a great… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on April 21, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

:: Golden Days ::



Ah, school holidays, love it! No rushing around in the mornings, we stay in our PJ's for a while, the kids play so well together, I am not chasing lost things at school, no notices and reminders coming home, a few… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on April 18, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

:: Recognising my Capacity ::

It's all about recognising my own capacity, really. I have been thinking, and reading, and pondering, and working out how to go from being worn-out-tired-unsettled-but-seeking-something... to back-on-track-doing-it-enjoying-it. I've been reading some good blog posts by Erica and… Continue

Added by dixiebelle on April 13, 2011 at 7:26pm — 2 Comments

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Added by dixiebelle on April 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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