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Unexpected New Life On The Farm

Unexpected New Life On The Farm

Since we had our cow “Freezer 1” butchered last year we had not purchased another cow to replace her as we already had “Freezer 2” waiting in the wings and it is unlikely that we would need to have a further cow to fill our freezer before we...
The New Girls

The New Girls

So yesterday I mentioned that we had gotten ourselves some extra hens so here they are. “Did I say you could take my photo?” “I can’t hold this pose much longer” “See I am much taller than you are” ¬†They are starting to settle...
Chicken Doctoring – Lesson Learnt

Chicken Doctoring – Lesson Learnt

This post is not for the squeamish or the faint hearted but if you are a chicken owner you might be able to learn from our mistake and not have to go through this your self. On my return from New Zealand I discovered that we had another batch of eggs that our bantam...
A New Zealand Working Holiday

A New Zealand Working Holiday

At the beginning of November I headed off to NZ on my own (hubby stayed home to renovate and look ater the animals) for a working holiday on our property over there. The plan was to fence off a 4 metre wide strip down our western boundary and plant it out with natives...
Renovating Continues – And Then The Heavens Opened

Renovating Continues – And Then The Heavens Opened

At the end of last month we tackled the last two outside jobs (other than garden related items) on “The List”. And it seems that we timed these jobs perfectly as since completing them we have had plenty of rain in the way of afternoon thunderstorms typical...