Aussies Living Simply

  • mummyjas post=361008 wrote:

    I’ve been shampoo and conditioner free for about 2 months now. I wash my hair once a week with a shampoo bar which I made and follow up with an ACV rinse which contains rosemary and marshmallow root [plus a few other things] to condition it.

    Great, I didn’t want to have to deal with wet hair every day, might give it a…

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  • replied to the topic Bellandarreh Farm in the forum Property Tales 5 years, 6 months ago

    Bel post=361007 wrote:

    Looking great Bel! Love the calves! What I would do for a milking cow… But somehow I think the council would object to a cow being kept in our backyard!

    Yeah, backyard milker probably not on :huh:

    Honestly I’m surprised the council hasnt been around about our goat! Whilst we do have enough space for him, it’s a bit of an…[Read more]

  • I’ve been shampoo and conditioner free for about 2 months now. I wash my hair once a week with a shampoo bar which I made and follow up with an ACV rinse which contains rosemary and marshmallow root [plus a few other things] to condition it.

  • Vanessa post=360743 wrote: Also anyone who took some comfrey, I forgot to tell you that it will die back over winter with the cold weather and frosts, but it should reshoot once it warms up in spring, so if you plant it and “kill” it, wait until summer to declare it “Dead”

    Pretty sure you gave me a triffid not comfrey! I swear it has moved 20cm…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Bellandarreh Farm in the forum Property Tales 5 years, 6 months ago

    Looking great Bel! Love the calves! What I would do for a milking cow… But somehow I think the council would object to a cow being kept in our backyard!

  • replied to the topic Plant ID Please in the forum In the Garden 5 years, 7 months ago

    They look a little like hawthorn berries

    After googling you can get yellow hawthorn berries…did the tree have spines?

  • What the? My response completely disappeared!

    Anyway, I’m up that way that weekend because it’s our first wedding anniversary and we’re staying at Saunders Gorge. We might be able to pop in briefly for a chat between visiting the market and going 4wding.

    I’d love some comfrey too Vanessa, let me know what I can give you in return. I may also…[Read more]

  • I use dripper hose in my garden and havent really had an issue with sections not being watered

  • replied to the topic The Walking Dead and Aussi river cottage in the forum Wanted 6 years ago

    RC Aus doesnt come out on DVD until next month if anyone is looking for the series on dvd.

  • Earlier this month I got the privilege to visit River Cottage Australia and have lunch with the host Paul West! (I won the foxtel comp)

    OMG it’s even more gorgeous than on TV! A Paul is so so so nice!

  • replied to the topic Weeping willow cuttings wanted in the forum Wanted 6 years, 1 month ago

    I don’t know if you have found any, but I know there is a weeping willow near my parents house. I’d be happy to go get some cuttings for you. 🙂

  • Hope you heal well Starting Over!

  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    thanks Ggang-I will be having a vet castrate him . Whilst I have no issue with ring castration, having a vet do it is more accessible to me than someone with a castration kit [helps that I work in a vet clinic!].

    He’s getting pretty used to wearing a collar and lead, and when I am outside in the garden I clip the lead [3-4m or so] onto our fence.…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    THanks Bare Foot Farmer!

    Any tips on teaching him to walk on lead?

  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    I tried the bottle but he wasn’t too impressed but it could be the teat-it’s not the normal one I would use but they had none in stock. Will try with the milk in a bucket later because he definitely seemed to like the bit that he did drink.

    I dont think he’s young enough to still be on milk, he eats grain/hay/grass fine. I just want to get some…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    Here’s a photo of him.

    It’s good to see you too Iduna. 🙂 Been awhile…too busy lately with working, child wrangling and bringing home strays! Would love to catch up.

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  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    Took him down the local fodder store, he is still only a baby-only has milk teeth. Got some milk replacer so I’m hoping I can get him to take a bottle, he is dreadfully thin. She also gave me a bag of lucerne/oat/wheat hay dregs from the shed and a bag of oats/barley for him.

    Tomorrow I’m going back there to get an ivermectin shot to treat the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Goat questions in the forum Backyard livestock 6 years, 2 months ago

    Hope you don’t mind me hijacking your thread Iduna.

    I took home a stray goat someone bought into the vet I work at last night. It’s a young entire Billy [not sure how old, looks like he has 2-4 adult teeth maybe?]. If we cannot locate his family, we will probably keep him.

    Firstly, how much should a goat weigh? He’s little [stands at my knee at…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    She’s doing a lot better now BW. The rest of my flock are now getting sick, so I went to the vet last night and got abs to knock the infection on the head before it gets as bad as the first was. I actually thought she might die to begin with she sounded that bad!

    It’s a bugger though because I now will have to chuck 3 weeks worth of eggs. 🙁 At…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Chook Chat Part 2 in the forum All things Chicken 7 years, 1 month ago

    Miaowzen post=348767 wrote: There was some blood between the white and yolk of an egg I cooked this morning. Does that mean one of my girls is sick? :S

    No it doesn’t. 🙂 A small bit of blood in an egg is normal and not that uncommon. When the ripe egg follicle bursts from the chicken’s ovary, sometimes a small blood vessel nearby may break and a…[Read more]

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