If you've followed from my old Blogging platform, thank you! There were several good reasons to make this leap. So Google+ shutting down, in April, was the catalyst. As suddenly, I was going to lose years of comments, that were part of our story. Heartbreaking. It prompted a serious review of what my blog actually meant.
That review, led to accounting for twelve-years posting, about our little venture. An experiment originally dubbed, The Bushland Project. We would later come to give our property, a proper name. Gully Grove. More recently, it was time to dub it's own domain name and website too. One, I could be reasonably confident, would stay in-tact.
There were also personal reasons for the change. Gone are the days of random notions, what our property meant. It's become an intentional and focused interaction, with living systems. Thus requiring, an intentional and focused way of documenting it all. So the new website, became a personal affirmation of that relationship, we hope to continue and diversify further.
I had a lot of fun, putting this space together. Especially when it came to the logo design. Kangaroos have become a feature in the landscape, longer than we have.
Twitchy, for example, was the original female kangaroo, who adopted our back landing. She looked so malnourished and sickly at the time, with her ears and tail constantly twitching. We thought she wouldn't survive. But we were pleasantly surprised! Not only did she survive, she produced little Joey's of her own. Dear Twitchy, is no longer with us, but still lives on through her descendants - continuing to adopt our yard, as their own.
For those with avid curiosity meters like mine, you can learn to make your own logo (below) using this tutorial, and free graphics software GIMP.
The changes you can expect from this new blog, is focusing on our property's development, and the human connection to landscape. There are also many truths we've discovered about property ownership, you may find interesting too. Because while it's only five acres, it was still a HUGE shift away from suburbia. Requiring different mindsets and tolerances, to discover solutions that would work, here.
I look forward to sharing more about that. But I haven't forgotten about those in suburbia, either. Because property ownership comes in many different shapes and sizes. We all have a connection to landscape, and are healthier human beings, for it.
On that note, if you have any questions, or want me to speak on a particular subject, in future, comment underneath. I'd love to hear some of your ideas.
I'm still setting things up, so if links are broken or visibility issues arise, feel free to let me know, via the "Contact" form, above. Or comment below too.
Now I have a very exciting post, lined up, next. It only took, twelve years in the making.