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And the two-year-old said “I want to grow a…”

Early evening, after sunset when the dark is drawing near. The fifth day of seven or eight hot days in a row. The first time in three days when the wind has swung around to the south, cooling the air … Continue reading

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Saturday links

Normally every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. This week the discussion’s been very heavily dominated by the live export problem … Continue reading

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The markings of an apple

This evening I took the kids to the fruit market for a stock-up. They got to choose what we bought, as usual, with the normal stipulation that it be W.A grown and in season. At this time of year that’s … Continue reading

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And they lived happily ever after

Ms4 was telling her brother a story she’d made up. As usual, a scary monster story. She ended her story thus: “They all went home safe and sound. They became farmers and lived happily ever after.” …I may be guilty … Continue reading

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Crop profile – Mulberries

Our neighbour has a mulberry tree. When I was planning the food forest I needed a central primary tree. I spent a lot of time thinking about options, and one that kept coming up was the mulberry. It reaches the … Continue reading

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Friday photo – We’ve been picking mulberries

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Firstspring – tasks and celebrations

The season of firstspring started last week. I usually note it by when the roads first steam after rain and that hasn’t happened yet, but there are enough other cues. Many of the local native wildflowers in my front yard … Continue reading

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“I see you haven’t learnt yet”

“I see you haven’t learnt yet”, said a genial man pushing his trolley past in the fruit shop. I looked up at him briefly with a puzzled but acknowledging grin, then turned my eyes back to where my two-year-old was … Continue reading

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