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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...