Weekly Roundup – Fruit Tree Swales and Chicken Tunnels
It’s been a while since I posted a weekly roundup. I’ve been planning what to do with vegie gardens for the past few weeks – with winter coming, it’s a great time to get some heavy work done in the garden without interrupting all the spring vegie growing.
More on that later – here are some posts that have caught my attention recently:
- Jason posted about his fruit tree swales, giving me more ideas for my swales. He also left a very detailed and well-thought out comment on my post – thanks!
- I ‘met’ (via email, through another new friend) nellymary, another local Illawarra blogger. She posts a lot of great info about simple living, frugality, gardening, preserving, bread- and cheese-making, stockpiling, fishing and more. Check her stuff out at Just Like My Nan Made (great blog name, by the way!).
- More tinyhouse fantasising, this time looking at the incredibly well-crafted Innermost House.
- The New York Times reports that the US is seeing increasing interest in farming as a career for younger people, although they don’t seem to be pursuing the industrial model. Instead they’re getting into the local, organic, specialty side of things.
- The idea of wind knitting is kind of cool – using wind power to run mechanical knitting machines.
- I love this idea of chicken tunnels to guide chickens around your garden without giving them access to everything. Their upcoming Backyard Chickens DVD looks to be one worth buying, too.
- Looking for more chicken tunnel info, I found a few YouTube videos here, here and here.
Feel free to make further reading suggestions in the comments below!