Sunday, February 15, 2015

Encapsulation of a life!

Trad Pads don't come much more traditional than this.  It is a reflection of a life.  Please watch the video.  I was taken by the real estate man's instructions and intentions to leave the house as is.  Of course what happens now is up to "the investor" who purchased it.  I hope Fairfax ensures that it keeps this record.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How waste can miraculously become a place of beauty!

My compost bin is, at the moment, half full. I sometimes leave the lid off to catch a bit of rain.  On my last visit to the bin, this is what I found.

My friend Alida said:  They're very pretty, but I do suggest your compost needs more nitrogenous material so bacteria grow as well. This seems to have too much carbohydrate in it. Add manures if you can, or fresh green waste. And turn it.

I said no to the manure.  A couple of inches below these beautiful things is a couple of inches of horse manure.  I did say yes to the turning. Will see to that.

My friend, Denis, of The Nature of Robertson has identified the fungi for me.  The elegant black and white mushrooms are Coprinus calyptratus.  The small white hooded ones are the young of the species.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Upholstery classes at the #Creswick Neighbourhood Centre! Mmmm...

Look at what the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre is up to. 

Are any other TradPadders interested in going? 

I might be --- although I thought my doing up furniture days were over, this is a temptation! 

The CNC is a lovely place to do a course. Have done a couple of Larissa Romensky AbcOpen Ballarat courses there. After all, Creswick is only a suburb of Ballarat - just a bit of a hop, step and a jump!!  There has already been someone on the CSN Facebook site wanting to come up from Melbourne!
Pssst... I'm talking out of hand but, I'm a bit excited about some workshops we are planning for the near future... UPHOLSTERY! Yes you heard it right! It's a DIY dream and it's coming true very soon. Let us know if you're interested. smile emoticon

Monday, February 02, 2015

Books, books, and more books. For those who never have enough...

As readers of this blog know, I am a lifelong bibliophile. I am sure other bibliophiles will like this post.

Friday, September 26, 2014

#BlessedAreTheCrazy - Please join in this synchroblog

For TradPadders who blog, please consider this synchroblog which is happening NOW!  Details below >>>

There is a synchroblog coming up. This is the facebook site which references it >>> The details below are copied from the site:

To commemorate the launch of Sarah Griffith Lund‘s new book — Blessed Are The Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family, and Church — and to participate in National Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11), we invite you to join in a Synchroblog on mental illness, family, and church.

Break the silence by sharing your personal story of how you’ve been impacted by mental illness in your family and/or in your faith community.

NOTE: We are joining with another synchroblog for this event, so the posting date and instructions are a bit different. This is also coming up quickly!

First, publish your post by midnight on MONDAY, October 6th. Post the links in the comment section here as normal. We at the synchroblog will post all your links over at the Facebook event for the other group.

If you want, you may also use the hashtag ‪#‎BlessedAreTheCrazy‬ when you post your links to your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Follow the hashtag:

Second, we will put up the full link list on Tuesday, October 7th for you to publish at the end on your blog post.

We hope you will participate and break the silence by sharing YOUR story!

Here is the Synchroblog post for this event: