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by ColinJEly
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: rabbits, brambles, hills and alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 5419

How about a nice recipe for Fricassee of Rabbit with Blackberry Jus? :lol:
by ColinJEly
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Carbon Dioxide: Put Simply: It's all B.S.!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11999

Read an article in a rural magazine the other day. All the 'greenhouse gases' that you nasty farmers with your nasty meat producing animals produce all comes from the atmosphere after being processed by plants, and in the fullness of time is returned to the atmosphere via such processes as those nas...
by ColinJEly
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: End of the drought???
Replies: 22
Views: 10864

Jack I AM NOT IN THE PAY OF BIG OIL, THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY, OR EVEN THE MAKERS OF TUPPERWARE! GO DO YOUR SCIENTIFIC HOMEWORK, NOT PLAYING THE NAME BLAME GAME HOW MANY BILLIONS, YES BILLIONS OF YOUR HARD EARNED TAXES HAVE BEEN WASTED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE INDUSTRY? DR IAN PLIMER IS ...
by ColinJEly
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13078

Here is an interesting site from Museum Victoria about the Mountain Ash forests surrounding Melbourne.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/forest/index.html

Seems we will only have to wait 600 fire free years for them to be dominated by Nothofagus
by ColinJEly
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Phragmitis for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Gordon
Welcome to the Natural Sequence Farming website. I grew up in Braybrook, all I remember of the Maribyrnong catchment is acres of thistles in the paddocks! :lol:
Cheers
Col.
by ColinJEly
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Complex Problems, Simple Solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 2400

Complex Problems, Simple Solutions

I saw an article on the net recently(unfortunately cant give a link to it at the moment), anyway it was about the shortage of potable water in the 'third world'. It depicted a typical hut in places like sub-saharan africa. Places where people have to walk for up to one hour each way to find water, w...
by ColinJEly
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Pressures to overproduce
Replies: 9
Views: 4851

Jenni I have sent emails to a couple of small farming magazines talking about Peter and NSF. So far I haven't even got a reply from them, let alone seen anything in them, the closest I have seen is an article recently about permaculture. However if you look in them you see lots of full colour ads fo...
by ColinJEly
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13078

Here is an idea for anyone who has the land to do it. If anyone does, I, and I am sure others here would be interested to know the results. 1. Fence of an area 25mx25m to exclude stock and rabbits 2.Now leave everything alone to Mother Nature See what plants come up from the seed bank. If you felt i...
by ColinJEly
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13078

Brett As someone who worked for DSE (in administration) I was always told by those at the 'sharp end' that it was a 20-30year logging cycle for Pinus and a 30-40year logging cycle for Eucalyptus. I recently went to the 'Kuranga Native Nursery' I asked one of the staff if they had noticed more people...
by ColinJEly
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Pressures to overproduce
Replies: 9
Views: 4851

I thoroughly recommend you read a book which I have just finished, it is entitled 'Eat the Rich' by P J O'Rourke.

....and as for forestry, I worked in the Frankston area for four years, during that time I didn't discover one family living in a Yurt! ;-)
by ColinJEly
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Need for Peoples' Commission into bushfires & climate
Replies: 7
Views: 4035

Shiela
Can you please give me the names of ten of these 'climate change' refugees you allude to?
Col.
by ColinJEly
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Weekly Times
Replies: 0
Views: 2223

Weekly Times

From this weeks Weekly Times, page 4.
The Government are indulging in an orgy of self-congratulation announcing that they have just spent $350,000.00 spraying 175km of Blackberries and 145km of Willows that were 'choking' the waterways! :roll:
by ColinJEly
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13078

Brett
I am just waiting for my 6 numbers to come up to do exactly the same thing, a diverse range of native and exotic trees
Col.
by ColinJEly
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: WONS: New native weed- Eucalyptus
Replies: 41
Views: 24157

Don't forget Corymbia sp as well! This is no more silly than declaring Salix sp a declared weed. In Europe they are used, nay encouraged, for riparian restoration. Why not here, do we have different water in our rivers here compared to the rest of the world? Eucalyptus/Corymbia are nice as a specime...
by ColinJEly
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Onion weed
Replies: 9
Views: 9423

Courtesy of the Herb Society of Victoria (Hills Branch)
Take one pot of boiling water
Add a few bunches of Onion Weed
....voila...Onion Weed Soup!

I have had it, it was certainly tasty..and safe to eat..I am still here! Can't comment on its nutritional benefits?