Hans it’s great to hear your bananas are doing so well in this area. They’re high on the wish list from the kids, especially my eldest. Glad they’re going so well for you 🙂
mauzi post=334405 wrote: The lime debate can be a bit of a complex one, and the more you study soil science, the more the pH factor becomes less relevant, and the balance of soil making minerals available becomes more of an issue.
This is something I came across in ‘Gardening When it counts – growing food in hard times’ by Steve Solomon. I…[Read more]
Bandicoot Valley hi and thanks. ‘Bumble foot’ I’ll Google that and see what I can find. By ‘minor surgery’ what needed doing? I’ll see if I can get a pic of Stripey’s foot tomorrow.
The vet didn’t know a lot about chooks specifically, but did check for broken bones and her joints as best she could (without wanting to hurt her of course) and all…[Read more]
We get our bulk foods in Perth from Springer Foods.
What I’m on the hunt for now is food grade buckets (like the white commercial pickle buckets or the tall white ‘fishing’ buckets) for storage. Barrels I have for rainwater but they’re too wide for where I need to put them, for flour etc.
Just a quick update.
We did two bath-tub beds just today 🙂
Fair point too Bel, thanks. I hadn’t thought of it that way but of course, if the water would benefit the veges, then of course the in-water-plants would use the nutrients too. Makes sense, thanks 🙂
Thanks for the reply slowlynow…
Ah see, this is what I mean I am still so much at the ‘thinking about it’ stage that I’d have no clue what kind of fish nor what kind of plants.
Fair point on the shade too…
hmmm maybe some rocks or something for them to weave in and out of… although would that pose a problem with the water not moving round…[Read more]
I made ours out of the fabric I had leftover from my wedding veil 🙂
simple as… and as BlueWren said, they don’t need to be perfect.
Also, I use the string bags for larger things like apples, oranges etc
I use the calico rice bags that zip (Basmahti)…[Read more]
Thankyou all 🙂
lol Bandicoot Valley, I do I do! Hope all is well at your place xo And that sling, thankyou, has since been passed on to a new tiny bundle, and will probably be holding tiny babies for many years to come yet.
Erthgirl is your Cargo bike like the Christiania?
Wombat I like the look of the trike. Are they easy enough to get in Au?
BlueWren post=305029 wrote: wasn’t at all prepared for ALL my nine girls to go broody , but I have had fun raising lots of chicks this past six months
WOW all nine at once!
We had one of our girls go broody and while it may be natural (and wonderful)
(a) we’re at our max for number of chickens we can have so hatching out eggs wasn’t an option…[Read more]
re boiling the kettle for tea and coffee, when you do, fill up a thermos or two. You’ll have hot water all day and only turn the kettle on once. 🙂
We’re a 6 person household and our consumption is 11 units p/day
(it’s easier to compare units than $ across the states, I think?). We’re working on getting that lower. We have a grid-connect…[Read more]
if you look at $30 a nappy it is a lot and that was my thought when I first saw them, while happily using terries. If you look at birth to toilet training, cloth is cheaper by far even at $30 a nappy to start (anywhere from $3000+ in disposables). We used terry flats for #1 and #2.
That said, for #3 baby, I made 3 doz fitted nappies, with leg…[Read more]
Just wanted to share our experience with the Christiania bike.
I’d love to get one but (a) cost – even though long term it would work it’s sill an up-front and (b) unfortunately where we are things are just not set up enough for bike riding as a perm transport option. But I…[Read more]