Homeland

Hive of activity

December 11, 2018 // 5 Comments

In my previous post, I described how the first part of our weekend was a hectic hive of activity to keep the baby chicks cool through the heat wave, with a lot of other stuff [...]

Rush and rescue

December 10, 2018 // 12 Comments

Between hosting a year-end function for 20+ people we had to manage the little chicks through a heat wave and on top of that our next batch of “animals” were scheduled to [...]

Meet the team

December 3, 2018 // 14 Comments

You can’t turn your back for one second! So while I was away getting trained as a trainer, this happened… So from the 24 eggs we went to fetch from the other side of [...]

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 [...]

Chain reaction

November 15, 2018 // 18 Comments

This year we wanted to further permaculturify our place by adding animals. For us (for this year anyway) it referred to chooks, ducks, worms and bees. So with spring rushing [...]

C is for carrots

November 8, 2018 // 17 Comments

In autumn, a while before we departed on our two-month trip through Europe, we sowed a lot of carrot seeds. In fact, we sowed all the carrot seeds we had collected from the [...]

B is for beetroot

November 1, 2018 // 18 Comments

I would have to look it up in a very lengthy spreadsheet, but somewhere in autumn we sowed a lot of beetroot seeds in beds V and W at homeland. Well those guys are now [...]

A is for Artichoke also

October 25, 2018 // 6 Comments

A while ago I wrote a post about how we moved the artichokes from the vegetable beds to the citrus “orchard”, a) because we needed the space in the vegetable beds, and [...]