My Beginners Guide to Chickens

On of the things that has really helped us in our frugal and environmental journey has been keeping chickens. They get given any kitchen scraps that we have, and in exchange we get to use the beautiful soil we create and eat the eggs. These tips are just what has worked for us over theContinue reading “My Beginners Guide to Chickens”

Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers

Another inspiration that came from Wollangarra was to put some love into our chicken coop. We’ve had our beloved girls for almost 4 years, they’ve been through a move with us and we’ve added some new ladies to our flock. We’ve been trying to figure out a good way to provide the chickens with waterContinue reading “Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers”

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!”

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.”

In My Garden… December 2013

In my garden things seem to be at either end of the spectrum.   This bed seems to be going better than some others.  The rhubarb has suddenly taken off, after many months of me thinking that it was gone to the gods, there’s a rogue tomato plant popping up, just on the right sideContinue reading “In My Garden… December 2013”

Lately… October 2013

  We added 8 new chooks to our flock (I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’re mostly girls!) There’s been lots of quick dinners home alone. First strawberry picking of the season. Who needs a vase of flowers when you can have one full of herbs! My bread repertoire keeps on growing, my newest favouriteContinue reading “Lately… October 2013”