Thinking of leaving the rat race for acreage serenity? Think hard because nothing is for free...

Let's go back to buying direct from our local dairy and give globalism the flick! If only it was that easy... 

If the cost of living doesn't fall then the government will... 

My forced absence from self-sufficiency blogging is over! I'm back and I'm happy...

Is organic certification still relevant or is it over priced, too ridged, and not recognised in our courts? 

Supermarkets serving up a scanner scam as we're made to work for free... 

Our forum (Self Sufficient Culture) now has an awesome image & Video gallery - check it out!

My thoughts on Paul Howes' comments about "Ma and Pa" farmers "...someone should wash his potty mouth out with organic soap made from Australian goats milk farmed in the Adelaide Hills."

Win a $50 Booktopia voucher or one of 2 x $20 runners up vouchers to spend on whatever you like at Booktopia for Xmas! 

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The supermarkets like to "sex" themselves up as the best thing to happen to a community but most of the PR is BS. Here's 10 supermarket myths busted! 

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Is it possible to go on a two week cruise holiday on-board the Sea Princess cruise ship and maintain a self-sufficient property at the same time?Full of cruise holiday hints, tips, great images, and specific information about the Sea Princess this is a must read for anyone interested in self-sufficiency or a cruise holiday. 
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  Julie — Hi Mick Are you sure it's the 30th December? We are booked to cruise from Brisbane to New Zealand for 15 days departing Brisbane on the 29th December & return to Brisbane on the 12th January on the Sea Princess. Cheers Julie...
  Mark Valencia — Hi Tim, thanks for contributing by commenting and asking a question as it gives us the opportunity to expand on the article and give others more information - apologies for not answering sooner. To answer your question on credit card scamming: One of the main reasons for the Sea Princess requirin......
  Tim — Hi there Mark, My wife and I have been hunting around for weeks now for all the info of the Sea Princess cruises as we are embarking from Singapore in October. I appreciated immensely your review and gathered much I didn't know. This is our first cruise after having campervanned for several trips ar......

Green tree frog

This article is a very special one and yes it's related to frogs but it's also about following frogs and birthdays...

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  Pink — Hoppy Birthday (frog humour). It's been very informative and interesting to read your blogs over the past year. Keep up the good work....

Hen Gathering

What does a black hen, a large Australian goanna, and a dog called Scooter have to do with a home mortgage?Well, imagine the goanna is the big bad bank, the hen is the every day person with a mortgage, and Scooter the dog is the regulator... 

 

Protest movements around the world are rising like a phoenix song from the sixties. The times they are a changing - I can feel it too.

If you want a bit of DJ politics and the food growers mix (picture me crossing my arms with my best home-boy look) then read on.

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  Mark Valencia — Hi Dew, I keep 10 stingless bee hives on our property they're excellent for pollinating food crops. Yes, I'll check out your blog no problem Thank you!...
  Dew — I was searching on stingless bees and etc n etc.. stumbled upon your web and it is really interesting to read your topic, GROWING FOOD, not about politics.... :laugh::lol: Yes, really, I am not only growing food, I think we have to keep our environment as nature as possible to have a healthier fut......
  Anonyplatypus — www dot whatreallyhappened dot com and activistpost dot com 'nuff said....

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