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Have More For Less

I’ve just cut the ribbon on my latest web project….Have More For Less…a discussion forum for those who aspire to a simpler but happier life. Some weeks ago, I decided to rationalise my various websites but, when I looked at my interests, contrary to...

Time for Change

I adopted the term ‘Microponics’ to describe the integration of fish, plants and micro-livestock back in 2008 and I started this blog in May 2009. Suffice to say, a few things have changed since I made the introductory post. The Urban Aquaponics Manual...

30 Projects in 30 Weeks – #21 – #25

We’re on the homeward leg now. Screencasting Research suggests that web users prefer to get their information in the form of video rather than reading text.  While I’ve made several videos (and will likely make more), I’m particularly interested in screencasting...

30 Projects in 30 Weeks – #11 – #20

Here’s the second batch of ten projects. Garden Shed This project started out to be an outdoor bathroom/toilet but the structure just didn’t do it for me – so it became someplace to store our garden tools and equipment. Bug Motel I can honestly say that I...

30 Projects in 30 Weeks – #1 – #10

In this post, I list the outcomes for the first ten projects. 5-Gallon Bucket Tests Sourcing the correct sand for the integrated aqua-vegeculture system (iAVs) had proved to be more difficult than we ever envisaged…so we documented a series of tests to enable...

30 Projects in 30 Weeks – Introduction

In March 2016, I realised that I was 30 weeks away from my 65th birthday – so I decided that I’d undertake what was to become known as “30 Projects in 30 Weeks.” Each of the projects sought to underpin my food and financial security. The timing acknowledged that I was...

Everything old is new again….the Tray System

In the process of relocating to our new home on Macleay Island, I came across some of our old aquaponics growing systems. This one is called the tray system. The tray system has been in use for decades. It was popularised by Australian Hydroponics pioneer Joe Romer in...

Creek Street Micro Farm

Creek Street Micro Farm was our first property purchase in Queensland.   We had moved here from South Australia in late 1997. In October 2002, my partner Jan and I purchased the 3000 square metre “improver’s handicap” located in urban Bundamba....

Using Quail Eggs #1 – Boiling and Shelling

One of the important upsides of keeping quail is that you get a daily harvest of clean, fresh eggs. Nutritionally, they are no different to eggs from chickens – and they can be prepared and eaten in all of the same ways as you do with chicken eggs. One obvious...