Originally Posted by NickerMaker71
Sue, we need to know more about you.
Well, if you like photos you can just click on the link in my signature, to get to our website where there's a video of our horses and donkeys 18 months back, and a couple of photos with another link to a strawbale building blog also illustrated with lots of photo of animals and local wildflowers.
We are building an eco-farmstay near Albany on the South Coast of WA. We make all our own electricity and collect our own water, and we have compost toilets so that all our nutrients get recycled into the fruit trees instead of causing pollution. (These are not yucky BTW, the most annoying thing is that the air extraction fan isn't inaudible.)
I have a background in science research and education. I had to stop teaching fulltime five years back when a flu virus shorted out one of the nerves to my voice box. At first I couldn't speak at all, now I'm OK conversationally most of the time, but I can't project or shout, or talk all day (which probably makes my husband secretly happy
). Hence the eco-farmstay idea: I had to do something not to go crazy or destitute from not being able to continue in my profession! It's a one in a million ailment, but do you know, the founder of Google has it on both sides and now has to use an amplifier.
We've just spent the last two weekends lime plastering the last coat of our living room interior and my arms feel like jelly, so I'm spending a bit of time reading and doing forum things!
I gather you all have "Hello" posts in the Community section many aeons back?