A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.
A friend will help you move. A real friend will help you recover discarded treasures from the side of the road!
I was interviewed by Gavin Webber from The Greening Of Gavin as part of a series of podcasts he’s done with sustainable bloggers from around Australia. Let me know what you think!
Info on fruit tree swales, another Illawarra blogger, a cool tinyhouse, young people getting into farming in the US, wind knitting, and chicken tunnels.
If you want to clear a large area of land with little effort, you can’t beat a pig tractor!
We had a fantastic presentation today at the Jamberoo Community Growers meeting, by the people from Organic Crop Protectants. A big part of the talk was on organic fruit fly control, using their “eco-naturalure” male fruit fly trap and attractant/insecticide products. It looks like a great system to keep these frustrating pests down. You simply … [Read more…]
The chicken tractor I built with my father a couple of years ago is still going strong. Since moving to Jamberoo we’ve been using it to build garden beds – we place it where we want the bed, leave it there for a few weeks until the grass has been cleared, then move it along … [Read more…]
Help! Does anyone know how to ‘cure’ a broody chicken? Molly (our cuckoo leghorn) has gone broody, and given her way would spend all day up in the roost area of our chicken tractor. The photo shows the roost with the access door open – she gets cranky and pecks me if I try to … [Read more…]
I previously posted a list of online resources I found useful (for both plans and inspiration) when designing our chicken tractor, but I got a lot of emails asking where people could buy chicken tractors. Not everyone has the time (or tools!) to build something from scratch. You can buy chickens tractors in two main … [Read more…]