5 Reasons That You Should Absolutely Never Get Chickens

1. You’ll never be able to buy eggs again.  Your chickens will lay the richest, yellowest, happiest eggs (yes happiest) you’ve ever tasted, and if you run out, buying eggs will be like selling your soul. 2. You’ll never get a sleep in again. I love lazy, weekend lie-in. But once we got chickens weContinue reading “5 Reasons That You Should Absolutely Never Get Chickens”

Backyard Chickens – Update

It’s been  while since I updated you on Gertrude, Poppy and Maude.  They’re doing well.  Poppy is a little under the weather.  She’s looking a little less sparky than usual, her comb not a red, and feathers not as glossy. Our girls have dug up everything inside their fenced off area.  So last weekend, JContinue reading “Backyard Chickens – Update”

Another Failed Egg-speriment!

I think it’s a great lesson in life to remember, that not everything goes to plan.  I mean, life is generally pretty great, day-to-day but sometimes things go awry and we mustn’t loose hope that things will work out for the best the next time. When I was camping over the summer, J called meContinue reading “Another Failed Egg-speriment!”

In My Garden… March 2014

This is our whole garden haul for a day.  Pretty dismal isn’t it.  I’ve missed a few Garden Share Collective posts, and well, so has our garden.  Before Christmas I just couldn’t muster the motivation to plant, weed, turn soil or just be in the garden.  I suppose my focus was elsewhere. But thankfully, thatContinue reading “In My Garden… March 2014”

Growing Rosemary From A Cutting

For the last 2 years I worked at a local high school tutoring aboriginal students one on one (a state initiative called The Wannik Education Strategy).  Although I generally had a full timetable, sometimes these students would be absent, or refuse to come to tutoring and sometimes the teachers would ask that they stayed inContinue reading “Growing Rosemary From A Cutting”


As part of the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong people across the Bellarine Peninsula opened their homes so that others could explore their edible gardens. My Dad was super keen to show us one of the houses, a man that he knows opened his home to show off his aquaponics system. Frank once travelled around the countryContinue reading “Aquaculture”

Saying Goodbye – Part 2

Earlier this week I wrote about Bitch-Face, today I share the story of the 8 junior Bitch-Faces. (Note: I should have added in the last post, that we’d had clipped her wings and she was still flying out of the fenced in area.) Even as I begin to write this, I sit here shaking myContinue reading “Saying Goodbye – Part 2”

Saying Goodbye – Part 1.

About 8 weeks ago I shared this post.  It was full of excitement and hope.  Sadly, over the last 8 weeks, these feelings have turned into ones of hate, distrust and dismay. These new chickens have been nothing but a right pain in my arse and our garden. Waking up to the sound of chickensContinue reading “Saying Goodbye – Part 1.”