An Autumn Garden Update

The feijoas are in full swing. As usual, we're having trouble keeping up with them and I am scolding myself for not having pruned the hulking great tree properly yet. We also have figs, apples and some grapes, from a huckory old vine that is in the Corner Pen, which I have never looked after…

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In Which The Chickens Get Enlisted

I have done something that is great for both the chickens and for me. I have enlisted the chickens onto my compost team. I am in the process of moving the weedpost pile, the pile where I was chucking my weeds and the worms and bugs were decomposing them, into the chicken pen. I didn't…

The Art of Composting

Composting. Sounds easy. Sounds good. So we all do it, right? Ha. I think composting is at risk of becoming a dying art in this day and age. People are too busy, they don't have enough space, they can't be bothered or they don't know how. I'm still learning the art of composting myself. It…

The Matter of Compost Bins

I had been dissatisfied with my black plastic compost bin for a while; it just wasn't doing the job.┬áIt came with the house, so I tried to use it , but I kept dreaming of having a bigger compost bin that actually worked properly. I was eyeing up wooden compost bins on Trade Me; the…