Lovely Christmas with fambly, undeterred by monsoon levels of rain and eye-watering amounts of mud. Off grid living means being very careful with energy but knowing you have loads of water at this time of year... it's alll about going with the flow...:). We put some time in with our local food bank, a both uplifting and deeply upsetting experience, and it generated lots of discussion at the dinner table, including a quiet, thoughtful comment from one teenager about how grateful he was that we're in the position of being able to offer food and time for the bank, rather than in the position of needing one. Hmmm. Indeed.
Ha. This week our perennial veg from Martin Crawford's Agroforestry Research Trust arrived in a fabulously useful cardboard box (now on the veggie patch under lots of chippings), including Daubenton kale, sea cabbage, mashua and more - all now in pots and in the ground. AND got our szechaun pepper tree from Otter Farm - looking like a determined toddler, a 30cm proud green stick...should be ready to harvest in about 2-3 years. Permaculture is all about slow and sure...
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