G”day from the Koji prepper

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  1. Sue McGlasson

    Sue McGlasson Member Premium Member

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    G’day from Kojonup WA. We have been here 18 months and are finally getting the hang of the local climate. Hot and dry one day, cool the next, always a wind in the afternoon and at least 50% overcast in the morning till it clears. Makes life interesting. Thanks to Mark for his YouTube channel. We retreated to the bush after realising that the urban noise was completely bonkers and have started prepping for the future. I’m starting to build the garden back after the elderly owners had obviously not turned a sod for some time. It’s a journey.....g’day to all.
     
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    Hi there Sue and family, welcome.

    We look forward to seeing photos and reading of your experiences.
    As long as you have water, your climatic conditions don't matter so much.
    You can always erect shade if the sun is too hot on your plants.
    Or a windbreak if the breeze gets too strong.
    But nothing edible will grow successfully without water!
     
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    G'day Sue, thanks for joining SSC and I can relate to your statement so much! Yes, there is a place for the big city and many people do love that lifestyle but some of us would rather visit the big smoke rather than live in it for our own well being.

    Don't forget to interact some more on our forums to progress onto "Gold" membership. Cheers ;)
     
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    Welcome Sue:) Good Luck with all of your plans and I too would love to see your progress.
     
  5. Sue McGlasson

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    The straw bale system is in my back yard right now. still conditioning and the birds buzz over the top with the increased insects. great to watch. Has anyone done this? I am giving it the red hot go and about to build the surrounds of the beds. even though we get a couple of hot days here and there, the season is definitely shifting, so it will be root crops and experimental stuff. But I still have tomatoes and the ubiquitous zucchini!
    Thanks in advance for any advice on this.
     
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    Hi Sue hows Kojonup ?I lived in Lake Grace for 18 years .I have started using hay bales across the slopes to stop erosion in our orchard and then fill with soil on the upside of the bails and plant the fruit trees as the bales breakdown we will cover them with soil and it will become compost for the fruit trees. Cheers Dave
     
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    Hi Dave. Koji will be just the same except for the current issues around health. As there are a lot of retired people here, a number of them are very anxious, and businesses are trying to cope.
    Good job with the bales! I’m presently building my surrounds for the bales from scrounged timber and tin. Hope to have some photos soon. Look forward to seeing more on this forum, as I’m devoting more of my time now to just getting the garden to food production. It’s a task for sure.
     

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