I am Wilson, i have already written a introduction and it appears to have disappeared into the Ethernet :-(
So at the risk of repeating myself. My husband and i live in a big regional town in Victoria, Australia.
We have a small suburban house block and a 100 acres a short way out of town, where we would like to build an off grid solar passive, sustainable house.....maybe straw bale. Here in town, i grow vegetables in a raised garden bed and over the last year have dabbled in setting up two small hydroponic gardens. One on the fence near the vegie patch and one in a small non heated hot house with varying success. We have chickens for eggs and they also take care of the composting for me. On the farm we raise sheep, cows and grow some hay, the cows recycle the hay and provide me with plenty of manure for the garden. I just love gardening, and could easily give up work and spend more time gardening.........but the need for an income keeps my nose to the grindstone. I enjoy meeting others who also enjoy gardening, and am looking forward to learning from those here that have any experience in building.