Water

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 [...]

Efficiency vs Regeneration

March 4, 2019 // 1 Comment

It is very noble to drive for sustainability, using permaculture approaches to work with nature and growing as much of your organic food as you can. It’s fun, healthy and [...]

H is for honey

February 25, 2019 // 2 Comments

OK this isn’t about a full-on harvest as such. But it’s a bit like picking those first five apricots off a young tree. It’s a bit of a celebration. Especially if it’s [...]

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 [...]

And the little fix

October 15, 2018 // 7 Comments

In my previous post I described some of the big fixes we had to do at Homeland. In this post we carry on with the same theme where I describe some somewhat smaller, but [...]

The big fix

October 4, 2018 // 16 Comments

We all make mistakes. Well, I like to think so, because we sure do – in fact, we have made some quite grave ones too. Of course, we only realise it after the fact, when the [...]

A is for Asparagus

September 18, 2018 // 5 Comments

So there I was tinkering away in the shed, still recovering from the flu, but happy to work on the “mobile working holiday home” for the chooks. In fact, I was working [...]

Mosaic season

June 4, 2018 // 5 Comments

I got the title from this quote by Stanley Horowitz: “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” As we [...]

No-dig beds – phase 2

May 21, 2018 // 2 Comments

In our PDC course, we learnt how to make no-dig raised beds from scratch and in our Organic Market Gardening course we covered how to do crop rotation with minimal [...]