Preparing Food, Video »

[28 May 2013 | 11 Comments | ]
Small Critters Butchery Workshop

On Friday night I attended a workshop to learn how to bone out rabbits, ducks and chickens.

Frugality, Household, Water »

[7 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Eureka! Hillbilly Hot Tub

They say Archimedes had his breakthrough “Eureka” moment while sitting in a bathtub. Mine took a little longer, since I didn’t have a bathtub.

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

[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 …

Illawarra Organisations, Science and Technology »

[9 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Record Temperatures And Bushfires Everywhere

The highest average national temperature ever recorded for Australia!

Build your own chicken coop.