Monthly Archives: February 2017
March is the traditional kick-off to the planting year here in the subtropics, and although the actually start of cooler, autumn weather seems to be getting later each year, its still worth a go at putting in some of the … Continue reading
In our own way, we’ll be doing each of these up at The Farm (our ‘hedgerow’ will be mostly natives to attract local birds and pollinators, and create habitat), but you can achieve a lot of these in our own … Continue reading
What a great schematic! Do you REALLY need it?
Some great advice for anyone dreaming about starting a farm: “We need many more farmers working intelligently to restore ecosystems, local food systems and economies. Here’s some of the main reasons I’ve seen that block people from getting started….”
Yes, I know it’s still summer, but I just couldn’t wait to get started on my planting plan for this year! :D (with my trusty Companion Planting book in tow)
The bees have their wet-towel covers, and Little is discovering that standing in front of the fan in the aircon is actually pretty good :) (even though our aircon is ‘only’ set to 26C, its still a big difference to … Continue reading
The girls are enjoying their first iceblock for the day, sipping the cool water alongside the block, and pecking out the cold corn kernels :) Even got the flighty ‘blondies’ (old english game) interested!
If you have pets, particularly elderly ones, please take special care of them this weekend. Do whatever you can to keep them as cool as possible, mist their enclosures, check and change their water frequently (chooks will avoid drinking warm … Continue reading
Along the same lines as the previous article, this one has a great list of blogs and websites where you can find out more about ethical fashion: Sustainable Fashion 101: The Beginners Guide To Dressing Ethically