The switches are here!


It took a while, but they are here… switching circuits for the rainwater. Once we connect one of the rain tanks to the kitchen and toilet, we can slash our town water even further without the need to bucket the rainwater in. Along with a couple of float switches, there boards will let me wire…

My super cheap fermentation indicator


Sometimes, you just don’t have the gear. I lost my airlock the other morning… It’s somewhere around but will probably turn up along with all those misplaced pens… I was making Beet kvass – a delicious, easy to make ferment. So… I got to thinking how to make an airlock, then realized I didn’t need…

A dodgy bit of electronics for sure.


On the weekend I picked up a whole lot of electronics from a garage sale. Amongst them was a 55 Ah battery, this case and cable. 55 Ah is the size I use in the solar system and its usually best to match sizes to eliminate charging troubles. Luckily this battery has a little bit…

Aircon for the chooks


It gets hot here in Oz in Summer, so I thought I’d give the girls a little treat. They like sitting under the rain tank next to the chook run on hotter days, so I helped them out by placing a fan under their house that would blow cool, moist air through their run. It’s…

The entrance to the garden.


Finished the carport and driveway. I went with gravel so we don’t contribute as much to the urban runoff that is poisoning our rivers. The concrete at the front of bottom of the pic is the council’s handiwork.