Our family grew a tiny bit bigger this week with the addition of Rusty the puppy. Rusty is a little ball of cuddles and joy but he’s also shown a real taste for plants. Any plants will do but lavender seems to be a real favourite closely followed by violas (at least he’s going for … More Puppy vs Garden
Bees. I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately, especially what life would be without them. Lots of people who know more about science than me have pondered this and a planet without bees ain’t pretty. Flowers, fruits, vegetables and everything that eats them would suffer. Luckily this is one part of the environmental crisis … More How to make a bee friendly garden
Hello, my name is Heidi and I am an accidental mostly-vegetarian sometimes vegan. Its been a year since I broke up with meat and you know what? I think I’m better off without it. I’d fantasised about the breakup but never really thought I’d go through with it. But our relationship had been unhealthy for … More Happy Veggie-versary – how hard was year one as a mostly vegetarian?
Its been a couple of months since our chickens came home and they’ve definitely made themselves at home. They’ve proven to be a big help eating through almost all of our vegetable scraps – so much so that I think the poor worms in the worm farm are looking a bit thinner than usual. They’ve … More How to grow your own food: eggs
Backyard chickens are great pets and also add some serious sustainability credibility to your life: they eat food scraps, improve your soil, keep bugs in check and give you eggs. Chickens can live happily in an average backyard (but remember to check with your local council for any regulations.) Our move from country to city … More Sustainable living: keeping backyard chickens (even if you live in the city)
The Canberra Reptile Zoo (located at Gold Creek) finally managed to find its way onto my Canberra to-do list and I’m really glad it did! Like a lot of things in Canberra, the scale of the reptile zoo (no pun intended!) isn’t huge but what lacks in size it makes up for in hands-on fun. I’m not … More Canberra Reptile Zoo, Gold Creek
Located at Gold Creek in the north of Canberra, the Canberra Walk In Aviary is one of those places that my daughter loves to go. Although the admission price is a bit hefty for what you get, I happily fork out $12 to watch her smile non-stop as she feeds a plate of manky worms to greedy but friendly birds. The best … More Canberra Walk In Aviary
Today was a cool exception to the furnace-like heat of Canberra in summertime which meant it was a great day to head to the National Zoo and Aquarium. The aquarium is quite small and the zoo is moderately sized which is a good thing for little legs. Our 19 month old was able to walk the … More National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra