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13 years 4 months ago #26474 by BlueSkyBee
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Hi, I'm Angie, I've moved reently to Whangarei, and am currently renting in the country, gardening madly and trying to be as self sufficient as I possibly can in these circumstances. I have just joined the local bee club, and am looking foward to learning lots there, I want to try to grow my own mushrooms on logs, just have to get hold of the logs and spawn first. I have just put a winter vege garden in, and it is loving a boost from the proceeds of my worm farm. Currently trying to establish a berry garden as well.

My family and friends are inundating me with fruit and veges of all kinds, I'm having to very quickly figure out creative ways of using them all up... I hate waste :)

I was raised Organic, so I do like to stick to natural remedies for any issues, and I am looking foward to learning heaps from you all, and getting to know you. :)

My plans in the med to long term are to buy some lovely partially bushclad land locally where I can eventually build an eco house, and have a permaculture small holding.

I have 3 sons who range in age from 7 - 2 years, and we have all come back home to NZ from 10 years in Brisbane, and are absolutely LOVING it!!


To dig in one’s own earth, with one’s own spade, does life hold anything better? –Beverly Nichols


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13 years 4 months ago #367889 by Ruth
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Welcome, Angie, and all the best with your plans! :)

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13 years 4 months ago #367891 by kate
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Hi Angie and welcome :D I've recently moved to Helena Bay, just north of Whangarei, to a prartially bush clad block. We're off grid and just about to start building our eco house. We haven't yet got our vegetable gardens started but we need to get onto that soon...

Good luck with making your dreams come true :D

Cheers
Kate

Web Goddess

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13 years 4 months ago #367912 by JL
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Welcome to LSB and the Whangarei area Angie.
Good luck achieving your dream and becoming sustainable.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

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13 years 4 months ago #367948 by BlueSkyBee
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Thanks for the welcome :)


To dig in one’s own earth, with one’s own spade, does life hold anything better? –Beverly Nichols


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13 years 4 months ago #367956 by linda
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Hi Angie, we are out in Poroti.
Welcome to Whangarei, its a great town.
Pm me if you need any help with anything :)
cheers Linda

13 acres in poroti,northland
www.justsoap.co.nz

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13 years 4 months ago #368194 by BlueSkyBee
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Thanks Linda, you are very kind :)


To dig in one’s own earth, with one’s own spade, does life hold anything better? –Beverly Nichols


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13 years 4 months ago #368196 by minnow
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And greetings to you to Ang, may we reach our dreams :)

Little fish, big pond [^]

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13 years 4 months ago #368198 by BlueSkyBee
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Just watch us, hey? :D


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13 years 4 months ago #368254 by crustyo44
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Hi Angie,
Welcome to the forum. After 10 years of the virtual madhouse called Brisbane, I can understand why you like living again in a cooler climate and peaceful surroundings.
We are still in Brisbane but plans are advanced to shift to Tasmania.
You'll love the forum, lots of good honest people with experience and advise.
Best Wishes,
Jan. Brisbane.

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13 years 4 months ago #368259 by BlueSkyBee
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Hi Jan.
So, joining the exodus to tassie hey? I know quite a lot of people who have done it, and actually we were considering it seriously for a while there, it is so beautiful, ALMOST as lovely as NZ ;)
When do you think you might make the jump across the ditch? Might be an idea to wait until it warms up a little! I hear it is getting cool down there already...
I hope house prices are still sitting lower for you, that was one of the major attractions to the place for us, stretching the dollar a bit further.


To dig in one’s own earth, with one’s own spade, does life hold anything better? –Beverly Nichols


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13 years 4 months ago #368277 by Stu_R
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Hi Angie and welcome to the LSB family :)
Lots of good people on here , and lots of helpfull stuff and experiences ( lol i would say helpful advice , but told told people have to pay for advvice lol )
Iwish you well with your ideas :) and hope it all goes really great for you :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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13 years 4 months ago #368280 by BlueSkyBee
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Thanks Stu, I love the way your whole flock is named [^]


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13 years 4 months ago #368281 by Stu_R
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:) Angie lol ... and they all seem to know their names to :)
Just as well i havent got many :) lol

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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