Moving over to a gifting culture

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Moving over to a gifting culture. I’ll start by stating, I am no economist, and while I am not necessarily informed around the incessant complexities of our current financial system, I am aware that it holds a tremendous level of imperfection. It is precarious, uninspiring and has led to established, and frighteningly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the world. Propped … Read More

Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud

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CLOVERLEAF CORRIEDALE STUD Sam and I met Ronelle and James, a warm and generous couple at a farm clearing sale near Melbourne. Since it was Sam’s and my fist ever auction together, we of course got a bit of the auction fever. We bought more cool old stuff than we could possibly strap onto Bluey, to be stashed away for … Read More

Waste Veggie Oil May/April

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WASTE VEGGIE OIL TASMANIA MAY/APRIL At the start of this latest trip to Tasmania, Sam and I were a bit concerned we wouldn’t be able get enough waste veggie oil support 2 trucks, Sapph, Sam Swift and Troopy now being on board. We knew from last year it was a lot harder to scavenge free fuel in Tas compared to … Read More

Joel Salatin at Jonai Farms

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JOEL SALATIN @ JONAI FARMS Sam and I have recently had an awesome time helping out Tammi and Stuart from Jonai Farm, to get ready for the Legal Defence Fund fundraiser featuring Joel Salatin (permaculture royalty) on the 26th of Feb. We’ve been busy finishing the build on Belvedere, weeding, and replanting the garden beds, preparing food and mostly enjoying … Read More

Waste veggie oil (WVO) for fuel and how it all works.

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Waste veggie oil (WVO) for fuel and how it all works. In this long overdue write up, I’ll briefly summarise how we have managed to clock up approximately 50,000ks of driving while using under 500ltrs of diesel. To run a vehicle (or engine) successfully on STRAIGHT WASTE VEGGIE OIL, there are really only 3 important things to address. Firstly you must … Read More

Dumpster Diving

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Dumpster Diving. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, roughly one third of food is wasted globally (1) and $8 billion worth of food is wasted in Australia each year (2). It is of no surprise then that the world and its inhabitants are suffering as a result of the over-production and normalised waste of resources … Read More

The Build Of Bluey

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THE BUILD OF BLUEY, OUR OWN TINY HOUSE It truly was an epic journey for both Sam and me. He started life as a 1975 FJ40 short wheelbase Toyota Landcruiser, and once in our possession, Bluey was chopped and changed to become the ultimate 4×4 touring machine. A longer  chassis from a hj45, short ute tray, extra door, roof top … Read More

Foraging kicks in regional Victoria

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Foraging kicks in regional Victoria   Drunk with delight at swinging our dollars to local farmers rather than the pockets of supermarket heavyweights, we skipped through the streets of Kyneton, Victoria to the local markets, eager to stock up on fresh fruit and veg for the week.   But before reaching our destination our eyes, hands and mouths fell upon … Read More