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Postby brandubh » Tue May 31, 2011 6:30 pm

Hi All,

I'm in the central Victorian goldfields (near Wedderburn).
On 100 lovely acres (unfortunatly, some of it covered with Pattersons curse, boy do I curse Patterson as I chip out the plants) We have a stand alone solar power system.

I am very interested in cooking and growing things, also doing lots of crafts.
I have been cooking today, loads of Quinces, so I have been making quince paste. Next will be the Granny Smith apples, stew some, freeze some, eat some fresh.

I was delighted to find the website with so many people wanting (and sharing) their ideas etc about preserving, after reading about cheesemaking I think I will have a try.


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Location: Central Queensland

Re: greetings

Postby dggoatlover » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 am

Hi Brandubh

Lovely to see you here. Whats the climate like down your way? I've never been to the central part of Victoria.

I love craft - I make my own soap and am developing a strong interest in felting. Cooking I have no so much time as I would like for as our animals take up a lot of my spare time. Looking forward to sharing ideas!


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Re: greetings

Postby minnie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:50 am

Hi Brandubh,

Welcome, we're a diverse bunch so there's always something for us to learn from each other.

The thing with craft, preserving and cheesemaking is there are never enough hours, or that's the case for me, that's for sure.

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Re: greetings

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Hi Brandubh, welcome to the family. It is always nice to meet new people with similar ideals. As Vicki has stated, never seems to be enough hours in the day to get it all done.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Location: Central Victorian Goldfields

Re: greetings

Postby brandubh » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:06 am

Thanks for the lovely replies.

Central Vic's weather is usually hot & dry in summer and cold & a bit wetter in winter, BUT not this year!

After 10 years of searing drought we had floods early this year, still everything is green and the dams and tanks are full.

We were lucky not to be affected by the floods, our neighbors lost a lot of their fencing.

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Re: greetings

Postby Hayhay » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:40 pm

Hello! Nice to have another victorian on here. We're down south of ballarat.

Its funny I grew up in adelaide hearing the name 'salvation jane' right alongside 'patterson's curse'. Apparently in a big drought it saved the lives of many many heads of stock.

Actually just been reading about it in my new bible 'Natural Farming' by Pat Coleby. Awesome book, think I'm in love! Apparently weeds like patterson's curse are good to have in small amounts in paddocks as a self-medicant for stock....but., um, obviously not if they take over!


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