Permaculture

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! [...]

Meet the team

December 3, 2018 // 13 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 [...]

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 [...]

Starting the worm farm

October 22, 2018 // 21 Comments

For a long time now, I have wanted to start a “worm farm”, because with our focus on improving our soil health, it is one of those things we should just do, no questions [...]

Repurposing projects

September 27, 2018 // 2 Comments

A significant part of implementing the permaculture ethic “land care” is to repurpose as much as we can in order to reduce our impact on what goes into the landfall. It [...]

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 [...]