Saturday, January 23, 2010


The plan was to look for accommodation and an internet search threw up a range of possibilities.

Outside one house was a collection of hard rubbish – tenants obviously busy packing. And chucking, based on what was lying on the verge. Including things like dead plants. In pots.

My eyes light up.

Pots. Now, a person can plant things in pots. Like vegetables. And a person can take pots with them, from house to house. Especially a person who’s traveling light, carrying only 23 kg of luggage, the allowable airline allowance.

A polite enquiry and YES! the pots are mine.

Later, a visit to a local plant shop, for some renewed potting mix, plus a few plants and seeds.

And so our earthing in Adelaide continues, hands in soil, and now growing basil, parsley, rocket, spinach and mesculun lettuce. Just a few pots, just a few plants, all great for spicing up salads.

So a beginning. And as that great Aussie theologian sings: From little things, big things grow.

Posted by steve at 11:51 PM


  1. according to Proverbs 24:27

    Comment by Ingrid — January 24, 2010 @ 10:40 am

  2. I love the theology of Paul Kelly too … All the best to you and your family during this time of transition and welcome to Adelaide! We might not have a shmancy harbour bridge or the like, but its a friendly “small town” kind of city and I hope it starts to feel like home for all of you soon.

    Comment by Michelle — January 24, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

  3. Delighted to hear about the new “garden”! I think it is probably MUCH warmer where you are today, than it is here. Another January Sunday not very suitable for a church picnic!

    Comment by Maureen — January 24, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

  4. that’s a kev carmody & paul carmody lyric. they wrote the song together.

    kev’s a remarkable indigenous singer. he played a set at our national christian youth convention in 1993, and was stunning.

    Comment by craig mitchell — January 29, 2010 @ 1:33 am

  5. craig – do you mean paul carmody or paul kelly? it seems to be a kev carmody and paul kelly combo based on


    Comment by steve — January 31, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

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