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Winter started with a bang

May 30, 2019 // 11 Comments

Recently we have had two really nice bouts of rain (25mm and 32mm) about two weeks apart, which set us up for a glorious autumn. These were followed by mostly 20C sunny days [...]

Re-raising vegetable beds

April 8, 2019 // 13 Comments

No, we’re not making the raised beds any higher – we’re re-populating the raised beds as no-dig beds from the ground up. The end goal is to have all the beds ready for [...]

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 [...]

Mr Parkinson and Entropy

April 1, 2019 // 7 Comments

Even though we are in the midst of autumn planting and plant feeding, we needed to do some long outstanding “housekeeping” too. Well, not keeping of the house – [...]

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 // 3 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 [...]

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 [...]

The birds and the bees

November 19, 2018 // 7 Comments

The day dawned wet and drizzly. With October having been one of the driest in years, the rain was more than welcome – all 11mm of it! So with it being slushy and muddy [...]