Animals

Rabbits – grrrrr

June 20, 2019 // 2 Comments

I guess every place has their “pet” pests that you just battle to live with. Through my permaculture studies I have learnt a lot about integrated pest management, and we [...]

Rehab and Resilience

June 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

It seems we are having a lot of action on the chook front lately. We’re still working on no-dig beds, planting cover crops and winter greens for the chooks (oops there they [...]

Bye-Bye Barry

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Since he started growing – and he got really big really fast – Barry has always been a conversation piece. He just has that stand-out type of character and physique that [...]

When it rains it pours

June 4, 2019 // 4 Comments

I can’t believe only a month ago we were highly concerned about how long the super-dry hottest summer on record was stretching out. The tanks were all dry – all 120 000 [...]

E is for Eggs

May 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

In our post about our first honey harvest I mentioned how great the first harvest of anything new is. But I think that is because most harvests come in some quantity. I mean [...]

Redoing vegetable beds update

May 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

A while ago I posted about redoing the raised vegetable garden boxes at Homeland, due to the soil being so dead and hard. We are now doing them as proper no-dig beds, from [...]

R is for Rain, glorious rain!

May 10, 2019 // 1 Comment

As I’m writing this at 10am, it’s bucketing down, well, it’s still bucketing down – it’s been raining since about midnight. As a self-confessed and self-certified [...]

H is for Honey

May 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s always great excitement when you harvest anything new for the first time. Some of you may have been doing the bees and honey extraction so many times that it becomes a [...]

Coop hygiene

April 4, 2019 // 3 Comments

Coop hygiene is of crucial importance. Stuff this up and you can get serious diseases affecting your birds, even yourself, potentially even resulting in their death. Harsh [...]