We had our new floors laid a few weeks ago and before that we had to take all the doors off their hinges and trim them to make sure that the would open over the new floor. I searched the internet for clever ideas for trimming doors and there is a special power tool, but […]
For several years I made yoghurt using a thermos and commercial yoghurt packets. Then I started using powdered milk instead, which was cheaper and just as easy. And then we got Bella our house cow, so I started using real milk, not as easy, but more nutritious and just as tasty. Bella won’t give us […]
Native pollinators are as important (if not more important) than honey bees for pollinating crops and native plants. There are a few things you can do to attract native pollinators to your garden: Grow flowers and let your veges flower to feed the pollinators all year Have a source of insect-friendly water in the garden […]
Holistic management considers four fundamental and interelated processes that function within our ecosystem/environment: Water cycle Mineral cycle Energy cycle Community dynamics These processes are the foundation on which we can build our holistic goals. The holistic goal should be formulated around how we want to influence these processes, as any improvement in one will result […]
Celery is one vegetable that I never used to like before I grew it myself. Silverbeet is the other one. Celery from the supermarket is usually stringy and tasteless, and depending how old it is, may also be a bit limp. Homegrown celery is crunchy and tasty. Here’s how I grow and use celery.
This might sound weird, but we let our hens chose their rooster. I better start at the beginning (although its hard to tell where that is, chicken and egg and all that). Here’s a summary of how we hatch and dispatch our roosters, and let the hens chose a few to keep.