A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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Pickle Gets in a Pickle But There Aren’t Any Pickles in The Garden Yet

Things have been plodding along slowly here while I've been recovering, but I'm doing a lot better now. Naturally, at least one chicken had to come up with some sort of illness too. Annie developed bumblefoot , then Pickle got in a pickle. She was looking sorry for herself and when she turned around I…

A Little Boy’s 3rd Birthday

We've recently celebrated The Little Fulla's 3rd birthday. Where has the time gone? That's a very good question, because I actually lost track of time, suddenly realising that  The Little Fulla's party was only one week out. There goes making stuff in advance to avoid a mad rush. Fortunately, I had already gathered a few…

We’re a Bit All Over The Place

The Garden The Vege Garden isn't much to look at at the moment, but hey, it could be worse! There are a few crops scattered around and most of the beds are mulched with old chicken bedding. To keep the weeds down on the paths I have been laying cardboard and topping it with all…