Burra Maluca

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Burra is a hermit, and a dreamer, and an eternal optimist. She loves ideas, and she loves testing them out and sharing what she finds out. She's constantly starting new things but rarely finishes them. She is hopelessly disorganised and lives in a state of total, blissful chaos. She loves apricots. And cherries. One day she'll grow all her own food so she never has to venture off her farm.
She is currently taking some time off to spend with her family.
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Sometimes, perhaps, Dale's writing comes off sounding to some people like he might be a "jerk." Sometimes I wondered this myself... And then he went out of his way, to a country far away, to work his butt off for a moderator who had just lost her husband.

Here's a thread detailing all that https://permies.com/t/85903/permaculture-projects/work-Burra-place-visiting-Portugal

Actions speak louder than words. "Game" or not, Dale has a great heart. Some of us may not like "game"--but that doesn't mean it's wrong, and there are probably ladies that DO like "game" and one of them might be the perfect lady for Dale. I hope so. Dale's a great guy!



Dale is one of those characters who very much marches to the beat of his own drum.  When he first joined here, he was a nightmare to moderate but when he understood the aims and working of the site he tempered his writing to be within publishing standards, just...  Over the years we've developed a deep mutual respect and when he travelled so far to help me when I was at my weakest and most vulnerable he was so much more than just the perfect gentleman - supportive, helpful, insightful, to both me and my son, and helped to pull me back up to some kind of functionality and start getting my place back under control, always assessing everything that was happening, choosing where best to use his skills and energies, and always talking everything through with me before actually doing anything to make sure I was in full agreement and felt in control. 

Yes, he might come over as arrogant in some of his writing, but he's too honest to temper his speech to suit the faint of heart.  He's a very real man sharing his own very real ideas in his own way.  I have utmost respect for that and I think a lot of us could learn that just because someone doesn't view the world as we do that doesn't mean that they don't have a ton of stuff to teach us. 

As for choosing partners, I do now have a new partner, though it's very early days yet.  Did I follow any of the advice in this or the sister thread?  Nope, I just chose my oldest and most trusted friend, who was still single after all these years, and basically said 'You 'n me - how about it?'  Which I guess means that if you just keep being yourself, there's a chance that, eventually, the girl will find you!  Course by then she probably doesn't really qualify as 'girl' any more, but hey...


The Creative Kitchen: Seasonal Plant Based Recipes for Meals, Drinks, Garden and Self Care by Stephanie Hafferty

From the best-selling, award winning author of the No Dig Organic Home and Garden , Stephanie Hafferty offers a pathway to low cost, zero waste and as plastic free living as possible. She shows you the advantages and pleasures of cooking seasonally and making organic products for you and your family’s health and happiness. Learn how to be resourceful, creative and inspired by what is seasonal and close to hand for a 100% organic home.

Make your own:

• Main meals, sides, soups and salads

• Store cupboard ingredients like flavoured salts, vinegars, herb mixes, essences

• Drinks (including cordials, teas and liqueurs)

• Soaps, balms, cleansers, toothpastes, flower papers, and much more!

There are lots of original ideas for using veggie boxes, local stores and markets to buy quality produce, so you don’t even need a garden to make these plant based recipes.

Available from

the publisher at permanent publications
amazon.com
amazon.co.uk

Author's website

stephaniehafferty.co.uk
1 week ago


The Creative Kitchen: Seasonal Plant Based Recipes for Meals, Drinks, Garden and Self Care by Stephanie Hafferty

From the best-selling, award winning author of the No Dig Organic Home and Garden , Stephanie Hafferty offers a pathway to low cost, zero waste and as plastic free living as possible. She shows you the advantages and pleasures of cooking seasonally and making organic products for you and your family’s health and happiness. Learn how to be resourceful, creative and inspired by what is seasonal and close to hand for a 100% organic home.

Make your own:

• Main meals, sides, soups and salads

• Store cupboard ingredients like flavoured salts, vinegars, herb mixes, essences

• Drinks (including cordials, teas and liqueurs)

• Soaps, balms, cleansers, toothpastes, flower papers, and much more!

There are lots of original ideas for using veggie boxes, local stores and markets to buy quality produce, so you don’t even need a garden to make these plant based recipes.

Available from

the publisher at permanent publications
amazon.com
amazon.co.uk

Author's website

stephaniehafferty.co.uk
1 week ago
Yes - use the report button so any of the moderators will know that the post required attention and can deal with it easily and efficiently.
We usually only allow topics to be deleted in the singles forum. Report the first post in the thread and ask for it to be deleted and one of the  moderators will likely oblige.
One of the new arrivals getting used to being handled.

1 month ago
Lemmy is growing up!

1 month ago
You can usually buy cherry trees for around €3 in the autumn in Portugal.  I'd plant a few in each place and see which does best. 

I'm a bit further north than you, just a little south of the main cherry growing area of Fudao, and cherries grow really well here.  Just don't be tempted to use bone-sauce on the cherry trees to keep critters away - it seems to react badly with them and kill them, as I found out to my cost. 
1 month ago
I used to make rowanberry jelly, many moons ago.

I also had a set of runes cut from a section of a branch and engraved with a hot iron as rowan was considered a sacred tree in wales.
1 month ago