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by ColinJEly
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: COMMON SENSE - NOT CARBON TAX ! - Author Peter Andrews OAM
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Re: COMMON SENSE - NOT CARBON TAX ! - Author Peter Andrews

Peter Well JuLIAR has got her Carbon Tax Bills through Parliament! A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of being at a dinner where Professor Garth Paltridge was the speaker and Alan Moran was the MC. It was just before copenhagen and they were asked what they thought the outcome would be? They r...
by ColinJEly
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Anyone interested in building a new climate linked website
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

Re: Anyone interested in building a new climate linked websi

Duane I noticed an article in the mainstream media just this week from Major General Jeffrey in support of Natural Sequence Farming. A good site to visit is one by noted forester and advocate of farm based agroforestry, Rowan Forbes Reid. http://www.agroforestry.net.au/main.asp?_=Home . Colin
by ColinJEly
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Leaky Weirs
Replies: 5
Views: 4416

Re: Leaky Weirs

Friends One and All In his books Peter talks about water flowing along on the 'high ground' because of the effect of the build up of silt from repeated floodings. Now presumably this only occurs on fairly level floodplains? During the 1998 bushfires I was at the camp at Licola, where we were pumping...
by ColinJEly
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: After the flood, what for the waterways?
Replies: 5
Views: 4691

Re: After the flood, what for the waterways?

Euan

As they say in the classics; 'WWJD?' (What Would Jesus Do?) In other words, I suppose this sort of thing has happened since time immemorial, every time we have had a large rain event, what was done then? What happened when 'we' weren't here to do anything?
by ColinJEly
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Leaky Weirs
Replies: 5
Views: 4416

Leaky Weirs

Firstly, congratulations to Peter on receiving his OAM. In his books Peter talks about things like 'leaky weirs'. It has recently been announced by those that survived the floods that in some cases they were worse than they had to be because some councils had been slack in cleaning up watercourses. ...
by ColinJEly
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: End of the drought???
Replies: 22
Views: 10525

Re: End of the drought???

Hello Duane Notwithstanding what Peter has written in his books, eventually the rain has to make its way into our rivers and creeks. What about more dams and reservoirs to trap and hold some of this rain in the good times, so that it can be released to our farmers in the drier times? Once the levels...
by ColinJEly
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The Untrained Environmentalist
Replies: 9
Views: 5035

Re: The Untrained Environmentalist

I think one major point to be taken from John's book, it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy to do things for 'environmental' reasons, but at the end of the day you have to make a living and put food on the table for your wife and children. John and Cecily managed to do both.
by ColinJEly
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The Untrained Environmentalist
Replies: 9
Views: 5035

The Untrained Environmentalist

Hi Everyone I have just finished reading a book called The Untrained Environmentalist by John Fenton. It shows what John did on his property 'Lanark' near Hamilton in Victoria. A lot of what John says in his book echoes Peter's ideas. John also pays tribute to the ideas of the great P A Yeomans. The...
by ColinJEly
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Exhaust emissions fertiliser
Replies: 48
Views: 24412

Re: Exhaust emissions fertiliser

Ian and Jodi Bloody good show! Has there been any studies done on what exactly you are pumping into the soil? There would be CO/CO2 and various compounds of N? Anything not so good? The most noble calling a man can have is to grow food for another. The most noble calling a country can have is to gro...
by ColinJEly
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The Thompson's
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

The Thompson's

This is relevant to all our farmer members, particularly those who are attempting to farm in WA. Matt and Janet Thompson emigrated from the US to Narrogin in WA and established a business, Narrogin Beef Producers. After getting approval from council and the WA government and setting up their busines...
by ColinJEly
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Property Rights
Replies: 0
Views: 2820

Property Rights

As the title of this organisation states it is the Natural Sequence Farming group. presumably of most interest to, and about, farmers and farming. Have any of our rural members here been adversely affected by our governments attitude to Property Rights, in particular as they relate to rural property...
by ColinJEly
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Silver Birch Trees
Replies: 9
Views: 7666

Re: Silver Birch Trees

Kez
Another good one to consider is Photinia They are the ones that have the leaves turn red every year. They are evergreen, but are continually dropping their leaves. I have a small copse in my suburban back yard. The soil around them is rich in decayed leaves and spent flowers.
by ColinJEly
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Hello All I recently received an email from a friend in WA, Roger Rankin Crook. Roger is a retired Agricultural Scientist. He was commenting on the failed MIS schemes over there. He alluded to the fact that they were growing the wrong type of tree. Instead of growing Eucalyptus globulus they should ...
by ColinJEly
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Permaculture at it again
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

As my old mate Barnaby said It is wrong for people to think of the Murray Darling System as a pipe, if you pour in a glass of water at Toowoomba, doesn't mean to say you will get a glass of water out at the Murray Mouth. Barnaby describes it more like an old dusty piece of carpet, you can stand on o...
by ColinJEly
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 22685

Brett
Did you read in the latest 'Town and Country Farmer' Magazine, an article by Rowan Read, who runs the Master Tree Grower Program about successfully planting and pruning trees?

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