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[14 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Joel Salatin Workshops In Kiama!

I’m super excited – I’ll be going to Joel Salatin’s “You Can Farm” workshop in Kiama on Sunday (Feb 17). Only three sleeps to go!

Keeping Animals, Science and Technology, Transport »

[11 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on The Ideal Homestead Trailer | ]
The Ideal Homestead Trailer

(This is a repost of a previously-published article, rescued after my web host screwed up my site.)

A trailer is an invaluable addition to a homestead. It turns the family car into a ute (pickup truck if you live outside Australia!), without the expense of buying and maintaining an additional vehicle.

This is a list of what I think are the ideal features for the ultimate homestead trailer. You probably won’t find a trailer with every feature on the list, and your needs won’t be quite the same as mine, but hopefully …

Keeping Animals »

[17 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Rubbery Egg

One of the ducks laid a rubbery egg this morning!

Keeping Animals, Nature, Video »

[12 Sep 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Fox Caught On Game Camera

Thanks to my new game camara, I now know what’s coming into my yard at night!

Keeping Animals »

[18 Aug 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
New Australorp Rooster

Meet the new “cock o’ the walk”, Big Oz!

Frugality, Keeping Animals, Preparing Food »

[5 Aug 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
Rooster Processing Day


I processed four surplus roosters last weekend. Having an organised workflow makes the whole thing a lot faster and easier! There are no graphic photos in this post.

Keeping Animals, Nature, Science and Technology »

[2 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Cheap Wildlife/Game Cameras At Aldi

If you’ve got a farm or homestead, an inquisitive nature, or even just a problem with a neighbour’s pet, a game camera could be what you need. Aldi has them for sale very cheaply at the moment.

Events, Growing Food, Illawarra Councils, Illawarra Organisations, Keeping Animals, Permaculture, Water »

[13 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Mount Terry Public School Permaculture Garden Opening | ]
Mount Terry Public School Permaculture Garden Opening

A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.

Frugality, Keeping Animals »

[4 Jul 2012 | 12 Comments | ]
Roadside Finds – Chicken Tractor

A friend will help you move. A real friend will help you recover discarded treasures from the side of the road!

Frugality, Keeping Animals, Preparing Food, Recipes »

[19 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | ]
Head Cheese Recipe

It’s a boiled pig’s head, meat removed and diced, then set in a terrine mould with jelly made from the cooking broth. What’s not to like?!