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”

Eating Locally

“What’s the story behind the food” Sophie Budd says passionately. She runs a cooking school, Taste Buds, in central Perth with a huge focus on using local, seasonal ingredients. It made me think.  I know the story behind most of our food.  I know our potatoes, carrots and pumpkins come from Vince at the BuyContinue reading “Eating Locally”

In My Garden… November 2013

We’re running out of room in our backyard for garden beds.  Slowly but surely, we’ve used up nearly every free space, pulling out just a few plants here and there, to make a little more room.  In the top of this picture you can see newly dug up areas that have just had seeds sprinkledContinue reading “In My Garden… November 2013”

Meet Doogle

He’s our compost tumbler. Combining our attempt at living more self sufficiently and our rental home has been tricky. Our real estate agent has been awesome, “sure you can have chickens”, “bees, no worries” ( there was a slight bit of miscommunication with the bees, but that’s another story). But I didn’t want to buildContinue reading “Meet Doogle”

It’s Done… Chickens Part 3

After we built the frame for the chicken coop we needed to add the chicken wire to keep the chooks inside. Each side needed two layers of chicken wire, because the coop was about 2.2 meters tall and the wire only 1.2 meters wide.  To hold the wire to the ground we dug a small trenchContinue reading “It’s Done… Chickens Part 3”

We’re half way there… Chickens Part 2

I mentioned here my excitement for chickens.  It was pretty great to find an inside coop area where the chickens could live but for the last 12 months I have been to scared about foxes and honestly, too damn lazy, to sort something out. A few weeks ago, we had some friends come and stay, theyContinue reading “We’re half way there… Chickens Part 2”