chickens

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 // 5 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 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

The last path

March 28, 2019 // 4 Comments

When I was a young teenager my friend introduced me to “The Last Waltz”, a recording of the last live performance of a Canadian band simply called “The Band” (which [...]

DIY chicken coop

March 25, 2019 // 5 Comments

Of late I’ve been feeling more like a cross between a chicken farmer and a carpenter. Not that I mind doing either – I quite enjoy these two roles. So the time has [...]

Pre-autumn activity

March 18, 2019 // 4 Comments

Technically we are still having late summer (season of eels *), but we’ll optimistically call it early autumn. We haven’t had any real rain yet – literally just a [...]