Category: Technology

Begining the Discussion: A Facebook Experiment

As my Fifteen Acres blog grows and changes, I’ve been thinking more about its central themes.  I’ve settled on a couple of rules which shape my posts: Everything I write about happens on our fifteen acres of mostly bushland Through photographs and my thoughts, I’ll try to show you what I found interesting or unusual. Broad in scope, these guidelines…

Satelite on the roof

An end to the 2 Bar Blues

Out of pure frustation, and not expecting much, we phoned the Government communication people to enquire if there was a subsidy to install a satelite.  We were more surprised than anyone else when the answer was ‘Yes’ – if we were on a list of approved regions.  Thankfully, our region was one of those listed.  The only condition was that…

Siamese cat looking out a glass window beside the wood heater

Catching My Breath in Slow Motion

The pace of life seems to have slowed since our move. Partly this is simply because we have passed through three frantic weeks of cleaning, packing and uppacking boxes, shifting furniture into new formations that suit the new spaces, and the settlement on our former home has successfully come to a close.  Now we just belong in one house. Now…

If you are reading this, it’s a clear day

When I started writing this blog, full of idealistic notions of the way we would live on our new property, I imagined we would face many challenges.  I didn’t imagine that even being able to log onto the internet would be one of them. Our property is 30 minutes drive out of a very large rural city. It’s not remote,…