What has changed in your life in the last few weeks?

Jake Monteleone

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Ouch! I hear ya on the cramps. I used to have that. Up with the fluid for relief. I love ginger drinks. Ginger doesn't grow easily like the Queenslanders but I will keep trying till my ginger gets the message to grow LOL. I am starting a tea garden this year.
hope that gos well for you and you can get some ginger
 
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V8srfun

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Other than being laid off temporarily life has not changed for me all that much. To be honest I am enjoying the extra time around the house to get things done. Unfortunately the last couple days the weather has been terrible and really killing my progress.
 
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Vicky

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Other than being laid off temporarily life has not changed for me all that much. To be honest I am enjoying the extra time around the house to get things done. Unfortunately the last couple days the weather has been terrible and really killing my progress.
always a good time to get on the internet and do some research :)
 

Vicky

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I work for the government in ag extension we are all ramping up to provide as much economic assistance as we can after the bushfires and now COVID.

I am struggling a bit as I was a farmer for ten years but I got sick of family and business combined this is the first time I have lived semi metropolitan, I have a hard time watching people get scared and then dumb. I find it hard with all the limitations on society atm. I worry for people trying to become self-sufficient who don't have experience or prior knowledge atm and hope they manage to do so.

I recently bought 10 acres just out of town that I'm moving into in a week's time so incredibly excited to be rural and self-sufficient again. My current back yard is a sea of butter, milk and cheap red beer cups sprouting hundreds of seedlings, a prefab Quail pen all ready to go.

I finished up my summer crops where I live here and turned all my fall trees and old crops into a huge layer of compost and biochar over my entire garden before I move to pass the buck to the next tenant

Have you settled in on your 10acres Charles? How is that working out?
 

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I'm starting to feel it now, I have to admit, I have a bit in savings for the car service which is due soon but am nearly at the end of my cash reserves o_O I just watched a video from SSM titled Can you live off just chickens and vegetable garden. The answer was yes of course, I am about to find out what that tastes like :).
 

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Welcomed this little treasure to our family on Tuesday. Won't be long and she'll be pulling seedlings out of the pots with her brother lol.

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Congrats Josh.
 

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hey i am 13 and i live in caboolture i also have a worm farm and a big
garden just keep up the great work because we are going to need it as we are in this virus.
Cheers Jake

Hey Jake, we're reasonably nearby - I'm on Bribie
 

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I'm a nurse - so, an "essential worker" - so our hours have actually been increased, although I'd gone to part-time to phase in retirement and so bringing my hours back to almost fulltime doesn't excite me much. However, I'm grateful to be living in Australia - I'm a Yank - where I feel infinitely safer than back in the States.
 

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I'm a nurse - so, an "essential worker" - so our hours have actually been increased, although I'd gone to part-time to phase in retirement and so bringing my hours back to almost fulltime doesn't excite me much. However, I'm grateful to be living in Australia - I'm a Yank - where I feel infinitely safer than back in the States.
Oh wow RobinsSea, it must be a great comfort to you being here, we are very fortunate to have a health care system in this country, and to be a bit less of a population AND more spread out!! It should make us all a bit more grateful for what we do have and maybe complain a bit less about what we are going through with restrictions etc.
Your avatar picture looks intriguing?
 
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Have you settled in on your 10acres Charles? How is that working out?
It has gone really well we are absolutely loving it. Harvested our first book chouy a week ago!. Missed out on planting asparagus but everything else is going well + 4 chickens in that awkward teenage stage.