To soak or not to soak? – week 33

The recurrent showers and the lower daily temperature (20 – 25C) this past week had a refreshing result on a lot of the shrubs, grass and flowers. It was a relief to see the world …

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Rain – week 32

The last load of logs was unloaded at a nearby urban vegetable garden complex on Monday morning. This was to be their temporary home until the water shortage problem at the Edible Wood Farm had …

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Evacuation plan – week 31

Monday was an office day. A day to rest the weary muscles after lifting 1.5 tons of logs in and out of the soaking basin yesterday. A time to think, take stock of the situation and …

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Drought – week 30

No more water.  Forbidden. Started this week. Immediately. The use of ground water for agricultural or other purposes is no longer possible. Drought. The Netherlands, the land of water, built on top of water is …

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A Forest full of Food – week 29

Food forest, edible forest garden, permaculture – all are terms for ways of creating a sustainable food producing system based on the interactions between edible plants and their surroundings. Woody plants and herbs are obvious …

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Wrinkles – week 28

“Waste not, want not” is a saying that I remember from my childhood in Australia. For years I had not thought about it but probably due to the increased attention of food waste in the …

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Hot and dry – week 27

It is Sunday evening when I am writing this blog and I am still wearing my my work clothes and my muscles are tired from an afternoon shifting logs. Mushroom logs don’t particularly like hot …

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Time for a bath – week 26

June is a really busy month with work in the weekends as well as during the week which is why I didn’t get round to writing a blog earlier in June. The busy time has …

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Show me! – week 22

If someone wants to visit an “Edible Log Farm” then there is not that much choice. This week it was a coming and going of interested visitors….  On Friday I received a small family group …

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The first flush – week 21

Crazy weather! Instead of a mild and gentle spring with a daily temperature around 20C, most of the week was humid with the daily temperature reaching 30C in some places with intermittent intense thundershowers. Generally …

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