Tuesday, December 08, 2009

In the news!

So, we had a few people over the other day.. :)

Well, that's one way to put it! The Stawell Climate Action Group organised a Sustainable Homes tour, and our old miners cottage was one of the three homes shown! We were both very nervous as around 30 people came through our front gate.

We showed off our veggie garden, water tanks, solar hot water and solar system, the worm farm and compost bays, as well as the partially completed chook house. I think it went pretty well, considering we've never done anything like it before!

So, we've made it into the local paper. Unfortunately the Stawell Times News misunderstood "worm farm" and called it a "warm farm" throughout the article. Oops. Never mind!

I scanned the article if anyone would like to read it! The other houses on the tour were designed and built to be sustainable, and boy they were lovely! We were both very jealous. ;)

So, here's the picture of Marty and me in the newspaper!

.. and for the full article, click the thumbnail below.

Until next time!


  1. Oooh fame - does fortune follow thereafter??! Enjoy your warm farm :)

  2. Celebrity status! Don't let it go to your warm heads!

  3. I am so very proud of you two. I printed the article so I can send it to all the relatives. Love ya both, Mom

  4. Way to go. That is really neat. It shows people that yes, they can be self-sustaining and literally live off the land. That is so cool.