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The Community Garden 1

The way our block is positioned the ideal┬áplace for a veggie patch would be where our current car port is. Eventually we’d love to move that – but in the interim we had to come up with an alternative – so last season we experimented with building up the soil in the front yard as well a few soft plastic planters – we even had veggies potting mix delivered. 391 more words

Veggie Patch

Oops Wicking Bed ( And Self Watering Container) Mistakes and Fixes

I need to ask your forgiveness. I followed some very bad advice in my container garden this year, and worse, I passed on the information before I tested it. 531 more words

Vegetable Gardening

Very excited about coops and permaculture lectures. I know how to live, baby!

I saw this on Facebook today. I’ve found a builder for a new chicken coop for the gerls in the big run and I want it automated and user friendly, ( 245 more words


Skinflint Monday: Working in the garden makes you happy.

Today is a public holiday, so I hied me out into the veggie garden to tidy up a bit. My usual companions were with me, (Jeff, Poppy and Daphne the cat) but surprise of all surprises, Bertie decided to wander out too. 206 more words


Pyjama Day today.

It’s turning into a grey old day today. I’ve been inside for much of the time catching up on paperwork and eyeing off a pile of year 7 essays that have to be marked in the next few days. 244 more words


Skinflint Sunday: Next season's crops!

Last night I snapped this shot. Poppy and Jeff can’t bear to be apart. Even when Pop was gnawing on a pig’s ear, Jeff just had to curl up beside her and go to sleep. 623 more words