Yesterday, I had a call from a lady who is a member of the Newport Organic Collective and have been asked to run a cheese making workshop at the Spotswood Community House. The date is yet to be confirmed but it is a paying gig at $30 an hour and all materials supplied, which will keep the chooks in feed for a month or so. We will be making Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese during the workshop and I am really looking forward to it. I better brush up on my Mozzarella skills!
Today, I took a call from Grass Roots magazine, and have been asked to write another story. Apparently the feedback from readers to the publishers has been great, so I will be writing about what projects are currently going on and what I am planning to do over the next few months. This is also a paying gig, and the going rate is about $80 per page.
I don’t really care much for the money or really need it for that matter, but it is nice to be offered some small compensation for my time and skills.
With several new projects on the go around the suburban farm, like a large arbor in the pool area for grapes (I called in professional help), a new bed and climbing frame for passion fruit, an extension to the chook house, and a clay cob oven in the pipeline over the next few months, I am very excited and thrilled that I have many action packed weekends ahead of me.
That should take the sting of going back to work tomorrow! Sustainable Living has never been so much fun.