Has The Great Aussie Dream Shifted?
own a home, have some grass to cut and a dog
.. or something like that.
So today it looked like the grass cutting was overdue. Sure I did it but only partly. Why? I was reflecting on the pros and cons while I pushed the mower back and forward, back and forth…
- Wont get an earful from dad next time he drops in.
- Juniors can run around in the garden knowing a snake aint lurking.
- Creates more oxygen. Not sure on that one, needs some research.
- Smells great just after it’s cut.
- I got more exercise.
Well today the ‘just do it, some of it’ inner voice won out. Not sure about next time though. I reckon a small meadow might be in order as a more worthy experiment.
What’s your view on having lawns and cutting grass ?
I’ve only recently realised that all of the Italian’s with their gardens worked it out a long time ago. Grow a beautiful tree in your property that just happens to yield a lot of healthy, really tasty fruit and which also just happen to be ‘not cheap’.
Our neighbours have a 50 foot Avocoda tree, who knows how old, probably 50 years. I’ve pruned the single branch that was growing over our fence for a few seasons and now we have like 40 baby avocados on the way, just on that branch itself.
I recommend anyone with sun soil and space to plant an Avocado tree. You can use them in so many awesome recipes or just as a power snack!
We just had the quarterly Council cleanup. It’s always a freeing feeling to clear out the garage.
I’m always impressed by how many trucks are cruising the streets for steel scrap and the like.
I always seem to find something we need to replace that someone else has thrown out, which is great really contributing towards a Sustainable world, part of the ongoing war with
Consumerism Replace Everything every 2 years
world we’ve become.
Atleast this time my children were not with me resulting in the usual ‘net gain’ ie. we end up with more than we threw out.
One of the items we threw out was an old used pram. Watched an older gentlemen step out of convertible Mazda MX5 and then he meticulously removed just the front wheels from it. I assume his re-use helped him out on a project in some way.
The whole event reminds me of an interesting character called ‘Dirty Mary’ who used to have a large warehouse in Mona Vale full of bits n pieces from Kimbriki tip. She supposedly had rights over collecting re-usable artefacts from Kimbriki. Have great memories of dropping in there with dad looking for wheels for BillyCarts we made.
Memories are cool.
Until next time have a good 1!