Our goat Tom died suddenly on Wednesday, but it also led to a somewhat happier discovery…
Some ideas for food, medicinal and other useful plants you can place in and around your chicken run for healthy, happy chickens.
You can get a very good estimate of a pig’s weight by running a few simple measurements through a mathematical formula. Here’s how to do it.
Here’s an awesome YouTube video about Novella Carpenter’s urban farm in West Oakland (California, USA). It’s got a lot of great info applicable to growing food and raising animals (for eggs, meat and dairy) in suburban and urban areas.
There was a little bit of discussion about feeding scraps to pigs on my original entry about our pig project. There are quite strict laws around the feeding of scraps and waste to pigs in Australia (and many other countries), and you really need to make sure you’re doing the right thing. The NSW Department … [Read more…]
We have three silkies at the moment, just about to come into lay. They’re named Seraphina, Luciana and Ro (yep, we’re big Barbie movie fans around here!). We had a rooster named Molly as well (I know, my defense is that you can’t tell their gender as day-old chicks!), but we had to get rid … [Read more…]