It’s been four weeks since our newbie gingernut rangers joined our urban flock. And despite a period of vicious hen pecking they have settled in nicely. They are now all laying and roaming together. While we are all so pleased we got Coco and Rhubarb neither Mike or I realized just how much impact on their living area that two extra chickens would have.
For a start, it feels like the chicken poop has doubled. Not only in the coop but in the back garden. You literally could not take a couple of steps without stepping on something.
We decided earlier in the week to fence off part of the back garden so we can have a clear piece of lawn. Particularly with the recent lovely weather we realized that the girls couldn’t freely run about without welly boots on and with their friends coming over, any tumble in the back garden now always results in… well you can imagine. Not the sort of thing that the mums of the girls friends appreciate when I return them home!
We’re going to try out some cheap and moveable bird fencing so we have the flexibility to move their roaming areas if need be.
Has been on list of things to do like forever!
Our main crop surplus of vegetables turned into kimchi and sauerkraut. Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food preservation in the world and utilised constantly at Zaytuna Farm.
Please share with your friends the 25 Seeds of Goodness Fundraiser…
On the 18th of May in Brisbane and the 30th of May in Sydney Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) and Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) will formally join hands by co-hosting fundraising events. With the aim of the events being to raise funds towards exciting new international projects in Permaculture, the aptly named event “25 Seeds of Goodness” will see the two organisations combine forces and increase the aid and support provided to people in need both locally and internationally.
Guest speakers including Geoff Lawton, a world renowned permaculture expert, Sheikh Hassan Elsetohy, MAA’s CEO, and Yusuf Khatree of the Muslim Charitable Foundation.
Guests will also witness the signing of MAA and MCF’s Memorandum of Understanding – a first in Australia.
Limited number of tickets are available by calling Riyaad Ally of Muslim Aid Australia on 0434 984 520 or Yusuf Khatree of Muslim Charitable Foundation on 0401 246 228.
To purchase Tickets please visit our website
Individual Tickets: $50 http://9nl.eu/25SeedsBrisIndividualTicket
Group Ticket – Table of 10: $450 http://9nl.eu/25SeedsBrisGroupTicket
This is a unique event and definitely not to be missed.
- See more at: www.muslimaid.org.au
Spent a lovely day helping out at Old Sleningford Farm near Ripon on one of their workdays. Got to see an actual food forest! Can’t wait to have one of our own!
Living the view from my office #spring http://t.co/FPM2Nnt5KL
Get the whole picture – and other photos from Katrina Thompson
Anyone know of a farm based eco campsite or gite in northern France for a week in summer? Pls rt