Photos and a description of a very cleverly designed chicken coop.
Some ideas from Permaculture Visions for incorporating water into your garden design to add an extra dimension in both aesthetics and practicality.
Tender or delicate plants in the garden can be protected from chickens and other animals by simply placing an old birdcage over the top. It’s simple, free, and actually looks pretty nice!
Some ideas for food, medicinal and other useful plants you can place in and around your chicken run for healthy, happy chickens.
A few weeks ago I attended another Sustainable Illawarra workshop – “Starting a Backyard Veggie Patch” at Jamberoo Primary School. Megan then attended the repeat of the workshop a week later. It was great that we were both able to do effectively the same workshop without need to organise child care! The workshop was delivered … [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of US farmer Joel Salatin. He’s the man behind Polyface Farm, “a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley”. You might recognise him from the recent films Food, Inc and Fresh, and from Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. One of my favourite articles … [Read more…]
Settlement on our new house purchase won’t be until October 30, so we still have about 5 weeks to go before we pick up the keys. I can’t wait! Meanwhile, we have a ton of work to do on our current house to get it ready for sale. The big red dust storm didn’t help … [Read more…]
We’ll be putting our house here in Kiama on the market very soon Our house is now on the market! If you know someone looking for a house in Kiama, please let them know! We’ll be listing with Dougmal Kiama. Our house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double garage, rear entertaining area … [Read more…]
If you’re in Australia, make sure you catch Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS tonight at 8:00 pm. You can catch a preview at the show’s page on sbs.com.au. Costa is a landscape architect with a passion for sustainable living. In SBS’s words: Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique … [Read more…]