Despite it being march I have already come down with a bad flu like illness. After my gardening class on sunday (which went well I thought) I was feeling exhausted and ended up going to sleep fairly early. The next morning I awoke with what I thought was a cold. Its a few days later and I still feel exhausted and weak but I think I'm finally getting over it.
Despite the flu I did manage to get another two wine barrels planted up. I have put the wine barrels in sunny spots near to the house (Zone one areas) and have planted the barrels thickly with salad greens, silverbeet and a few broccoli plants. Hopefully these barrels will inspire us to throw a salad together or add some extra vegies to the meal expecially in the coming darker winter evenings.
I have also got two books from Amazon.com and am waiting for a couple more. They are.
DamNation - dispatches from the water underground.
A sobering look at americas destruction of waterways across the continent as well as useful advice on grey water and water conservation.
Here is a video of a grey water workshop run (I think) by the primary authur of DamNation
The Woodland Way - by Ben Law.
An inspiring guide to woodland management.
Here is a google video of Ben Law building his house using timber from the forest he manages. I found this video heartwarming and really appreciated Ben Law's amazing personality