Sue Rine

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since Mar 28, 2013
New Zealand
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Recent posts by Sue Rine

I know zero about the behind the scenes of a Kickstarter so my comments may be irrelevant, but anyway... my reaction on viewing the Kickstarter was that it was too similar to Justin Rhodes and I didn't watch most of that anyway because I already do more than most of the people he visited. If I want to learn something I go looking for that specific thing. What I'm suggesting is that the Kickstarter is not reaching people who are at that level of information need. Those of us already doing stuff don't feel inclined to pay for one family's road trip to go and see other people doing stuff
3 days ago
To get the best of both worlds you ould plant something quick growing, like poplar, willow or eucalypt, to be removed once the macadamias are tall enough to provide shade.
6 days ago
Give up on make up.

Use simple cleaning products like baking soda and white vinegar.

Make your own soap.

Buy bulk organic supplies and share with neighbours
3 months ago
So pleased to get this since it's way too expensive to ship the cards to NZ. I'm just printing it off now and am looking forward to browsing through the pages and searching for the hidden names. I'm sure it will be appreciated by wwoofers too. Thanks.
7 months ago
Oh, I don't think that is ugly. One of the things I love about working with harakeke, and other natural material, is that no matter how unskilled we are, they still have a beauty of their own. The basket you have made is in a completely different style to how weavers here make baskets. I'll see if I can find some links to the techniques we use here.

9 months ago
There are customs around the harvesting and use of harakeke, NZ flax, most of them are related to preserving the resource or keeping the weaving area in an orderly state. Working with harakeke is regarded as tapu, (sacred), by Maori.

10 months ago