Animals

Freedom!

February 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Saturday was coldish (for summer anyway), very windy and not the most pleasant day to be out and about. But at Dreamland it was Freedom day! For the ducks, and most of [...]

Amalgamating the tribes

February 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

I have no idea why these seemingly “political terms” keep cropping up as headings for my chook-related posts, as chickens are typically not the most politically correct [...]

Addressing gender issues

January 31, 2019 // 3 Comments

OK, the chickens’ genders aren’t really an “issue.” In fact, we have been quite lucky with this lot. But so how did we fare in guessing the chicks’ types and [...]

P is for plum

January 17, 2019 // 6 Comments

One of the established fruit trees we inherited at Dreamland is a beautiful delicious plum, which so far has been bearing very well the last two years. In fact, initially we [...]

A duck in the hand…

January 14, 2019 // 3 Comments

Santa must have not read the fine print… Micaela asked Santa – because he would know how – to let us consider keeping 6 of the 18 ducks we were trying to hatch. But we [...]

In the heat of the moment

January 4, 2019 // 5 Comments

We saw it coming days away. It was all over the weather forecasts, with warnings broadcasted on all the radio stations and a total fire bans across the state. 43°C with a [...]

Range over Dreamland

January 3, 2019 // 5 Comments

On the one hand there was the blur of Christmas, New Year, a good friend’s birthday and a few other social functions all rolled together. On the other hand there is the [...]

Ready set coop reno

December 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pretty soon the chooks that are currently in the brooder will have to make space for the ducklings that are currently in the incubator. And no, we’re not going to build [...]

L is for lettuce

December 17, 2018 // 5 Comments

OK, it was as easy as A-B-C up to now, but now we have to start jumping around in the alphabet. The seasons just don’t produce fruits and vegetables in alphabetical order! [...]