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  • Yes I do, please email me at janinecobb@me.com

  • replied to the topic Green Granny ! in the forum This Simple Life 7 years ago

    Great article, I love the quote –

    She decided to start living like this, she says, “because I realised we have got the energy question totally wrong. I decided to imagine that the earth was a business in need of sound management. We are all members of the board, a shareholder, a trustee, a consumer and an employee. We believed that fossil…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Dirty Pants. in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks Mukluk, come to think of it one of my Isas lays eggs with freckle like lumps on it too. oK I will do my best 🙂

  • Ah they just uploaded episode 7 excellent!

  • Do you have a permaculture nursery in your area Kristy? You could probably get tagasate seedlings there, otherwise seeds by mail order. I’ve had chooks eat potato leaves and mine love comfrey to bits.

    Cheers,

    Janine

  • You could try Finger limes they grow in Melbourne so I am guessing they would grow in Adelaide. Lemon Myrtle grows here and does better in warmer climates and makes the most amazing tea, I highly recommend it. If you watch river cottage Australia he does a bit about native foods and has some good ideas.

    Cheers,

    Janine

  • replied to the topic Dirty Pants. in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    That is very interesting Mukluk. Im not sure about how to go comparing one hen against another. Any suggestions? You know I’ve kept hens for 9 years and never even thought to keep records, but it makes sense now, Im trying to make my backyard as productive as possible and keeping records is one way to do this. Your ideas and thoughts would be…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Dirty Pants. in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    Oh I hate the taste of it yuck! Oh that is interesting, happy news regarding the Austrolorps. I bought them because they were a good dual purpose bird, but early layers is great! I have been having poached eggs on toast for the last fortnight :0)

  • Your very welcome Kristy, as far as growing plants with a chook wire cage around them to get established I would grow comfrey and tagasate. Especially in an orchard situation these plants will not only be great for your lovely girls but they are great for your fruit trees too, crop and drop and use as mulch at the end of the season. Comfrey is a…[Read more]

  • Oh are there only six episodes? that is very disappointing! I thought there would be more 🙁

  • replied to the topic Dirty Pants. in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Stevo,

    My new girls as Austrolorps. It will be interesting to compare with the Isas how they do with egg laying. I use Allanna Moore’s recipe from Backyard Poultry Naturally. It is as much as a tonic as a wormer and I find it to be effective. ~
    Two thirds of bran or pollard per bird
    1 level tsp of sulpher per two birds
    1 tbsp of molasses per…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Dirty Pants. in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks Guys, Im hoping it is the grass, it is very wet and cold here at the moment. The woman I bought the chickens from said she had wormed them recently, I do worm my girls once a month and keep garlic in their water for good measure. I will do them all again just to be on the safe side. They have all just started to lay so I don’t want their…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the heads up on this, I’ve really enjoyed watching the series and I am waiting for them to upload the remaining episodes. I’ve been watching river cottage uk in the mean time. 🙂

    Janine.

  • replied to the topic hey hey i'm back in the forum Introduce yourself 7 years, 1 month ago

    Welcome back! 🙂

  • You can grow sunflowers, chickens won’t touch the leaves and you can dry the heads and give them to them sparodically. Remember though sunflowers are very fatty and can cause damage to chickens livers if you feed too higher quantity to your birds so keep them as a supplement to their diet.

    Cheers,

    Janine

  • Hi Jade,

    You can of course buy iron based snail pellets, these are not harmful to dogs or cats and if birds eat the dead snails they are not infected either. I like the thought that as they break down that iron goes into the soil and would improve the nutrition of your crops.

    Cheers,

    Janine

  • replied to the topic DO YA WANNA TALK GARDENING? in the forum Vegetables 7 years, 1 month ago

    I haven’t got beds ready yet for my potatoes to go into ek! Ah well they will just have to survive until I am ready. One of my comfrey plants is still in the process of dying down too, weird. veggies seem to be growing quite quickly. this week I’ve planted strawberries, chicory, mizuna, silver beet, spinach and dill.

    I am so lucky I have a…[Read more]

  • It is very sad, I can’t imagine not being able to shop without a male relative, scary to think you may be need to be escorted by even your son!

  • It has been pretty nippy here these last two days, time to bring out the long johns at long last! ive been busy planting currents and blueberries along with some fruit trees creating a little forest garden. The winter vegies seem to be growing quite quickly, but weeds seem to be staying in check. It wil be interesting to see if the cold stays or…[Read more]

  • Hi Indula, I’ve transplanted Beetroot seedlings pretty recently with no problems at all, they have happily settled in and are growing well. When I transplant I always water with season power feed, I find this greatly reduces transplanted shock and gives the seedlings a nice little welcome to their new home 😀

    Cheers,

    Janine

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