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Anodyne

Shackin' up, shackin' down, shackin' all around

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That's awesome Ano.

Looks like a pretty special spot.

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Looks mint mate, lovely retreat!

one plus side to privet is that it creates lovely soil underneath it. Once you clear it you will have some fertile soil to plant into!

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I was just thinking about this the other day and was going to find the post you first mentioned your piece of paradise. :) . 

 

I hope you'll let me come visit one day. 

 

Wishing you all the best with it all Anodyne .

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all the  best with your life there mate :) so much land to play with.......(the bath still kills me) - i can see a gathering there at some point in the the years to come.

....bloody tiny houses haha

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For sure we will have some camps up there soon, if only so I can press-gang the lot of youse into fixing my roof and planting out trees :wink:

 

Perhaps a nice spring meet to counterbalance these extreme-weather SubZero & Summer-Heatstroke camps?

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So many wildlife to keep me company in my hermitage - wallabies, scrub turkeys, black cockatoos, king parrots... every one of them a more competent forager than I am - if the competition becomes too fierce I may end up abandoning my vego ways and just eating them instead, but in the meantime I'll just admire them. Here are a couple of the regulars - I saw quite a few carpet pythons around, which made me happy. This is one of the smaller ones who hunts up around the cabin at night, resting at the bottom of the garden.

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And the resident goanna, who judging by her attitude is the true owner of the place:

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I got woken up every morning by tapping at the window, which went on for an hour or so. A little golden whistler would fly down, crash into the window, then fly back up to a nearby tree & warble awhile. I thought he was just a slow learner, and scolding me for my weird transparent walls, but after watching him for a while I realised what was going on: he wasn't flying into the windows by mistake - he was fighting his reflection in the glass, then swooping back up to his branch to sing a little victory song. I confused him terribly by waking early one day and opening some windows to air the room - he flew straight through his normal battleground and couldn't find the way back out!

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After trying to chase him out for ages, I got frustrated and just tried to grab him, and amazingly this worked. He wasn't scared at all, no doubt because of his extensive battle prowess!

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It rained almost the whole trip - in the end I only narrowly escaped being flooded in, but there were a few clear hours when I managed to get a couple of plants in. I set them up as best I could but hopefully they are tough specimens who can fend for themselves. There is one baby caapi, care of @Change - I hope it likes its new home! Near an old gate with a good stretch of fence to grow along - if that survives it can be the standard bearer for the rest of the ethnobotanical garden to come.

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