Category: permaculture

It’s been a while, work stole a lot of my fun time the last few years. :/  My garden chores this year were essentially keeping the perennials and young trees happy, added some more berries and turned a timer sprinkler system on.  I’m just putting it to bed this weekend, and planning to embark on a 3 month unplug from work.  A feed my soul trip and I’m SO EXCITED.  Lots of garden related activities of course, just in different climates. 😀

First to Hawai’i for a few weeks to check on the farm and lot, mulch the trees, plant some more stuff, check out the recent lava flows down the road, probably cry a bit, go explore the new things Pele left behind.  *Sighs* Then I fly to Northern Borneo to get my Alfred Wallace on in the jungle, volunteering with the Orangutan and Pigmy Elephant efforts.  Tree planting in the jungle and counting wildlife on river floats w00t w00t, then to Bali for a week, hopefully get to Sumba to visit some friends who have built a surf retreat and are hosting a Permaculture design course :O Over to the Mentawai Islands for friends visit and xmas, I hope to Orangutan up northern Sumatra before flying back to Hawai’i for a few more weeks of farm work.  

So, I’ll be reviving things around here as I #plantsomeshit and island hop this winter <3 Lots of no cell zones with just marginal wifi, stoked to uplug from work and plug into sharing the trip here. <3 

It’s been a while, work stole a lot of my fun time the last few years. :/  My garden chores this year were essentially keeping the perennials and young trees happy, added some more berries and turned a timer sprinkler system on.  I’m just putting it to bed this weekend, and planning to embark on a 3 month unplug from work.  A feed my soul trip and I’m SO EXCITED.  Lots of garden related activities of course, just in different climates. 😀

First to Hawai’i for a few weeks to check on the farm and lot, mulch the trees, plant some more stuff, check out the recent lava flows down the road, probably cry a bit, go explore the new things Pele left behind.  *Sighs* Then I fly to Northern Borneo to get my Alfred Wallace on in the jungle, volunteering with the Orangutan and Pigmy Elephant efforts.  Tree planting in the jungle and counting wildlife on river floats w00t w00t, then to Bali for a week, hopefully get to Sumba to visit some friends who have built a surf retreat and are hosting a Permaculture design course :O Over to the Mentawai Islands for friends visit and xmas, I hope to Orangutan up northern Sumatra before flying back to Hawai’i for a few more weeks of farm work.  

So, I’ll be reviving things around here as I #plantsomeshit and island hop this winter <3 Lots of no cell zones with just marginal wifi, stoked to uplug from work and plug into sharing the trip here. <3 

Once again, a late May heat wave has messed with all the cold loving plants. Bolting kale. :/ 

Once again, a late May heat wave has messed with all the cold loving plants. Bolting kale. :/ 

Turns out I’m pretty good at growing roses YAY!  Take that, deer.

Turns out I’m pretty good at growing roses YAY!  Take that, deer.

I was gifted a white strawberry plant last year.  Managed to not eat a few berries, dried them out, sprinkled the wee seeds onto some seed starting mix late winter….so many baby plants now!  These berries might be tiny, but they pack 50x the flavour.

I was gifted a white strawberry plant last year.  Managed to not eat a few berries, dried them out, sprinkled the wee seeds onto some seed starting mix late winter….so many baby plants now!  These berries might be tiny, but they pack 50x the flavour.

So much love for these dainty flowers.  No idea what they’re called.

So much love for these dainty flowers.  No idea what they’re called.