It’s a lovely cool, rainy day at the farm today! We sure needed it!
“You may have noticed that some cafes now offer free spent coffee grounds for customers to take home and use in the garden. In theory, this is a great initiative but the reality is that fresh coffee grounds are high in caffeine, chlorogenic acid and tannins that are beneficial to humans but toxic to plants.
The spent coffee must be detoxified by composting for a minimum of 98 days for plants to benefit from the potassium and nitrogen contained in the roasted beans. Without adequate composting, the benefits are scant.”
I love my tools, but wow!
Some great ideas here, for anyone buying for little ones (or not so little ones) this festive season!
Interesting article from Jerry …
Pest Patrol is up and has gone french this morning: no frog’s legs, but four grasshoppers are a close substitute, and go well with 7 snails, apparently :P
Nine years ago, this assertive, opinionated, Queen-of-all-she-surveys (ie not just the hen house or even the backyard – just ask Ken over at Zoo Studios :P) was hatched.
She may be a bit arthritic now and can’t fly anymore (its more crashing with style, or without style … :P so we lift her up and down from the roost each day) but she still gives us 3-4 huge 80-90g eggs a week in the on-seasons (even though we’ve told her she needn’t bother), tries her best at keeping the other chickens in line, and will let her opinion be known (loudly) if anything displeases her. But we wouldn’t have her any other way :)
Happy 9th Birthday, Little!
So, apparently today is National Farmer Day.
And on this day, one year ago, we bought our farm up near Blackbutt.
Did we plan that?? :P