Monthly Archives: May 2013

Immersion 11 May 31st Quartz, Silica and the unfolding drama

I have lived as a participant in this dramatic landscape for three months and love it as much as when I first arrived. Those hot days at the end of summer, the long swims in the lake are hard to … Continue reading

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Immersion 10, May 23rd Black currants, more on Rosehip, Puffballs, the Fascination of plants and so many other digressions

I am likely too late for this climate but today I plant garlic and broad beans (Fava Beans). Local people say it is best to have both up before the real winter begins. I am thinking a lot about how … Continue reading

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Immersion 9 A Blog-ful of Winter Herbal Medicine Recipes

This is a case of do as I say and not as I did. I forgot about getting prepared for winter, that a wintery blast can happen on this part of the world almost as summer finishes. It has changed … Continue reading

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Immersion 8

The Vegetable Garden and Building plans are evolvingā€¦ Autumn gatheringsā€¦ Green Tomato Pickle and Quince Paste. Keeping the goal that whatever comes onto the land needs to be able to be recycled or returned to the nutrient pool *** I … Continue reading

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Autumn, Lizards and Walnuts – Immersion 7

Immersion 7 Autumn, Lizards and Walnuts I am astonished by the intensity of Autumn colour in Central Otago/Wanaka, NZ. I always claimed that in Gisborne we had seasons, I quite forgot how dramatic it is here. A mist rolls gently … Continue reading

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