Next week, I should have lots to talk about. The chickens laid 16 eggs yesterday - they are really back on track now.
So just some links for this week (and not much else!)
- This is a great story about Jill Redwood. She has lived off-grid for 30 years here in Victoria, and is an inspiration. Exactly how I would like to live.
- 5 Variations of a String Trellis for Tomatoes. I am looking at how I would like to set up for tomatoes this year. I have always just grown them against a fence with a wooden trellis on the fence. But this year I want to do it properly! Which method do you use for growing tomatoes?
- Creating a Food Forest - great article for explaining the whys and hows of food forest gardening. Particularly useful is the table at the end listing planting guilds for various fruit trees. This is how I will be planting my fruit trees out this year - no straight line orchard for me!
|Image from halifaxgardennetwork.wordpress.com. Some interesting info here.|
The news from Greece in the last week has really revved me up. There has also been a lot of discussion here in Australia about food security issues as large tracts of agricultural land, as well as other parts of the supply chain such as transport and port facilities, are being sold to overseas interests. Food security is crucial and I am not convinced that the government are necessarily looking out for the people. It is up to us to look after ourselves, our families and neighbours. And we need to act sooner, as later may be too late.
|Both above images from theorganicprepper.ca|
I know which photo I would rather my future was like. I don't like to be a doom and gloomer, but I am truly worried that the first photo is in our foreseeable future and I don't want that for my children. So I plan to work hard to make us as food secure as possible.
How do you feel? Are you worried about the near future? What are you planning? What do you think is the most important thing to focus on?