Author: Goshen

Apple Trees for sale 2015

Apples – one of the easiest fruits to grow at home, and every house should have one! We’ve been able to gain access to a variety of Victorian grown and grafted heritage¬†apple tree varieties...

Food Forest in process

Now you’d think that having been here for several years now, we’d have a thriving mature food forest, ready to be a showcase for local permaculture! And yet, this has been one area that...

Tip: Protect your precious figs

Got a fig tree, and sick of birds devouring your figs just as they ripen?  Check out this easy solution using old strawberry containers to protect them. Works especially great on small trees, as...

Mice, and other things not so nice

I was really hoping to start blogging with some positive stories, perhaps about our home fruit bottling early in Feb: Or perhaps some of the seed-saving we’ve done, with some great harvests of lettuce,...

The journey begins

Note: The following blog entry was written in 2009 (when I was working full-time), in a blog that went no-where… but it does describe the moment I went down the rabbit hole, so to...

2014

A huge year.  Now a full time permaculture gardener (with Asher in tow), although ask me directly, and I’m still just a ‘stay at home Dad’.   This year was also when we took...

2013

This year was 5 years since we began.  There were a few successes, and a few failures too.  The greywater system blocked up and needed changing.  There were still things to plant and space...

2012

2012 Was a year just chillen in the garden.  Well no, I was busy at work, working on a way to get out of work…  

2011

Things really came together in 2011.  Despite still working (nearly) full-time with the kite business, and one year old crawling around the place.  Also this year, Goshen completed a Permaculture Design Course.  

pumpkins

2010

Building the greenhouse was a dream come true for me.  I’d always wanted one, and it’s the pride of the garden.  Rustic, recycled and WARM on those cold, windy winter days.  Shade cloth over...