Various resources for keeping foxes and poultry separated, chook pen designs, fencing, a chicken feeder, and the Australian FeralScan web site.
Another newly-discovered local blog, roasting with a trivet, spring bulbs, the egg-bot robot, and some US towns turning their back on federal licensing and inspection regulations for locally-produced food.
Info on fruit tree swales, another Illawarra blogger, a cool tinyhouse, young people getting into farming in the US, wind knitting, and chicken tunnels.
How to build an automatic chicken coop door opener, the world’s fanciest chicken coop, Kiama Community Garden’s new blog, backyard aquaponics, and Fresh the movie.
How to dismantle wooden shipping pallets and use them to build sheds, chicken coops, animal shelters and other useful structures. Also how to dig swales, and an indoor farm in Tokyo.
How to make rooting hormone from willows, frugality in primetime media, eco house and garden, buying/renovating/using your home wisely, River Cottage recipes and a Permaculture Visions tour.
Interesting reading from the past fortnight: a low impact woodland home, the true meaning of “free range” eggs, baked eggs in bread rolls, preventing fruit fly, growing grains in your backyard, and Dirt Girl World for the kids.
Items of note I read this week: mulched garden paths, sub-acre agriculture, tiny houses, a DIY first aid kit, and lots of backyard pig-raising.
What I’ve been reading about this week – worming pigs naturally, butchering pigs, sustainable display homes, KiamaSphere, Book Depository, modern homesteading, how to freeze eggs, and the solar nest.