Issue 52 - November/December 2010

Linda renders the strawbale walls.

Strawbales & Sorbets

December 9, 2010

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house, being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical finishes, is progressing well. Linda and partner Trev are using locally-sourced materials such as clay, straw bales and timber – 400-year-old celery top pine otherwise destined for firewood. In their ‘spare time’ they’ve been making camembert cheese, planting raspberries and dealing with wayward ducks.

Watermelon juice with a hint of strawberry is a winner.

Thirst-quenching gardens

November 27, 2010

LINDA COCKBURN believes in not just growing her own food, but growing her own drinks as well. Here are her ideas for some delicious ‘drinks from the garden’ to enjoy.

Organic sweet corn thrives in the heat.

How to grow sweet corn

November 24, 2010

PHIL DUDMAN explains how to prepare your organic garden for a super crop of sweet corn

Linda's strawbale house

Tassie Tales

November 4, 2010

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house – being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical finishes – is progressing well.