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I got trapped at my desk helping out on the online permaculture design course so I put on lipstick to power myself up. Seagull the Cat came along to steal cuddles and share warmth so I nibbled him on the ear. Thanks for the lipstick inspiration @clementine_ford! This cute cat pic was brought to you by #permaculturewomen and #crueltyfreecosmetics specifically #sportsgirlalmostfamous via Instagram http://ift.tt/2FlnehH

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So many things to be happy about – grateful to be at home in Linz for the next 10 months and excited and nervous about what will emerge in Australia in the future. For now though since homecoming I’ve drunk a lot of herbal tea, baked bread after my mother’s recipe, set up a milk kefir ferment, made lentil soup, started fenugreek sprouts and started some hydro plugs with herbs and greens including parsley seeds from Gracetown. My antipodean homesickness is being moved by the Charles Massy book and I am very excited by the idea of native grasslands in home and pasture scale. Bring on regeneration and abundance for all! #permacultureathome #ilovemykitchen via Instagram http://ift.tt/2CXWGgi

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Just added some more reading to my backpack for the bittersweet flight back to Austria. My final day in Perth was spent at the #futurefoodwa workshop in Fremantle with @themathscaptain. It was a really satisfying way to complete our reconnaissance of the south west and think about how we can contribute to the change that is emerging when we relocate to Western Australia in 2019. For now though, I am very much looking forward to reuniting with my current kitchen, cat and bed. #permacultureteaching #regenerativedesign #callofthereedwarbler via Instagram http://ift.tt/2HTipts

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There’s a bunch of wild kittens hanging out on the edge of the national park near our brother-in-law’s. We’re pretty sure the mother cat was abandoned when the manager of the local cafe left town. We’ve managed to trap the first cat and will ask the ranger to collect it. As much as I love my own indoor cat, Seagull, this is one less native wren eating machine out in the scrub. #keepcatsindoors #neuteryourpets #desexyourpets via Instagram http://ift.tt/2F2sV3f

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One of the absolute negatives about moving to regional Australia will be the increased reliance on motorised transport. Our target location around Margaret River seems to be _not_ cycle unfriendly, but still hazardous. There is a twice daily bus north to Perth, but only schoolbuses otherwise. Even if we are lucky enough to find a convenient location, in the longer term we will still be motor vehicle dependent in the greater scheme of things. Unless of course we or peak oil can totally change the dominant mode of Australian life?
Regardless, looking after what we’ve got is important and that means repairing Jaffa’s rust. Thanks to my brother for his old mining overalls. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2GaQV10