Our Little Thing - Creating A Sustainable Lifestyle In Patagonia

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The Gardens

At the moment we have three places where we are planting and harvesting. The North garden which features, ten terraces and two ponds, with just three terraces planted at this moment, the south garden, where our earthbag polytunnel and future duck pond are located, and the North West garden, which is experimental,  but doing very well and features, Chia, linseed, mustard, along with more regular crops like peas, carrots, radishes and beans... coastal quinoa which we hoped…

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Added by Paul Coleman on April 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Harvest Season in Patagonia - Abundance in Life 収穫の秋!人生がぐんと豊かに。

Last spring, I have planted more than 30 types of vegetables and herbs in our permaculture garden, and now we are harvesting plenty of vegetable, all organic. Our garden did very well and amazed all the visitors. (Here in Southern Hemisphere, it's autumn in March)

I learned how to make…

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Added by Konomi Kikuchi on March 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Owen Geiger's Earthbag Building Blog



I visited the earthbag building blog of Owen Geiger today. I go there often, loads of useful information, presented in a simple manner and read of a new PAHS home being built in the USA.. Above is a photo from the blog.

“Earthen Hand Natural Building recently has created an 800 sf earthbag house on…

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Added by Paul Coleman on March 27, 2012 at 8:52pm — 3 Comments

Digging And Bagging: An International Team Lays Foundations For Guest cabin

We`ve begun the work on our new guest cabin, located in a secluded and well sheltered spot on our land. Joining us for…

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Added by Paul Coleman on March 11, 2012 at 4:02pm — 3 Comments

Occupy Our Food Supply Patagonia... Healthy Food Healthy Living

February 27th was the Occupy Our Food Supply Global Event to highlight the need for people take control of their own food supply by going organic and discouraging the use of Genetically Modified Crops and seeds. We joined in by beginning a new greenhouse, which will be built in the Walipini style that…

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Added by Paul Coleman on March 5, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Spam

Juts got a message from a friend who is a member here. He was spammed. I think the spammer only got to send two messages, but I am not sure. Anyway, she, he is gone. I check everyone who attempts to spam here and think we have done a good job to keep them away. 

This particular one pretended to be in  a members organisation. If any of you get spammed please contact us straight away and we will get rid of them. All the best to all of you.

Added by Paul Coleman on February 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FROM THE GARDEN

We are now reaping the rewards from the garden and are very pleased with the Zucchini's, Basil, Oregano and Cucumbers from the poly tunnel. Soon we should be harvesting the Italian Plum Tomatoes. The Zucchini is presently roasting in the fire along with leaves from the local Tepa Tree, which had a nice…

Added by Paul Coleman on February 7, 2012 at 9:19pm — 6 Comments

SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

Finally rain has started to fall heavily again after almost two months of unusually hot sunny days. And it's…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

BEST JUICES IN THE WORLD, HAND PRESSED 採りたて野菜で作ったジュースは最高の味

After a fabulous festive Christmas in Frutillar, with sophistiocated food galore, we are back home and loving the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

A GUEST CABIN

Soon we'll be building a cabin for our guests, with friends, Megan and Happy. It will be a hybrid earthbag foundation, wood framed structure in a secluded part of our garden, invisible from the road and invisible from us. Should take around a month to get it to a condition good enough for them to move in while they search the region for a piece of land.

Happy's a carpenter with plenty of back woods experience, so I'm looking forward to what we'll come up and included in the…

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Added by Paul Coleman on January 11, 2012 at 7:19pm — 3 Comments

A MERRY XMAS TO YOU ALL

It's Xmas and we're taking a break from digging to celebrate with friends in Frutillar, in the lake district of Chile. I am reminded of a tree planting and interview with Santa Claus in Hong Kong 2007. In the interview he spoke of the state of the planet and the plight of elves and…

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Added by Paul Coleman on December 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

NEW GATE

The north side of our garden is now entirely walled in with 100 meters of turf and a gate which is wide enough to…

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Added by Paul Coleman on December 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Silvie from Europe, is ready for her journey of walking Patagonia to south end of Chile.

Silvie is now on her great walking journey from north to south end of Patagonia. She stopped at La Junta for a few days, help building turf wall at Paul & Konomi's place. Now she is walking on the road again toward the south end of Patagonia. Keep on having happy walking Silvie!…

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Added by Koichi Nakatani on December 20, 2011 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

CREATING THE WALLED GARDEN AND THE ECONOMY OF TURF 芝のブロックで作る壁は経済的

There is no separation between us, our house, our garden, our land, the surrounding nature and view now we connecting…

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Added by Paul Coleman on December 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

ANIMAL FARM

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Added by Paul Coleman on December 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

KONOMI'S BIRTHDAY PRESENT... PEPPER THE LAWN MOWER... AND A NICE FISH

Today is Konomi's birthday and we're celebrating with the arrival of Pepper, a four month old Ewe.…

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Added by Paul Coleman on December 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RAFTING THE RIVER IN FRONT OF OUR LITTLE THING

Ten days ago we got the opportunity to raft down the Rio Palena, the river…

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Added by Paul Coleman on November 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

CULTIVATING WITH THE HELP OF RECYCLED OLIVE OIL BOTTLES

We all know about the three R's, but when you're living on a hillside in Patagonia, away from any garbage disposal…

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Added by Paul Coleman on November 8, 2011 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Radishes! First Of The Spring Crop



Spring is has come to Patagonia and less than six weeks after Konomi sewed the first seeds, we're dining on large radishes. And…

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Added by Paul Coleman on November 6, 2011 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

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