Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Weeds, ducks and chickens

I have the caltrop weed growing everywhere, very prickly if you step on the seeds, or put one in your finger. So rather then weeding, I decided to put wet newspaper and cardboard down on my paths to stop it from growing. I am very happy with the result.

Feeding time, Ollie and Cleo coming for food, before I even had the food out.
Mmmm food!
Hiding from the wind

Late Xmas present, one bale of hay
Very happy chickens and hens

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Make a free bird feeder and bird waterer

Tonight I have just made a bird feeder and bird waterer (is that a word?) out of two terracotta saucers I am not using for anything.

I drilled 4 holes into each saucer using a masonry bit and keeping the terracotta wet.

Then using old clothes line I simply put it through the holes and hung in the pepper tree. One saucer is being hung on a hanging basket hook I found in the garden and the other is tied into a clothes hanger.

I need to seal the 4 holes on the bird waterer as the water is running through at the moment.

Now I just wait and see if the birds come...

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Potato Harvest

Not sure when is the correct month to harvest potatoes, but the tops had died, chooks were enjoying digging them up, so I decided to harvest tonight. I got almost 3 kg's of potatoes, a little smaller harvest then I was hoping, but look good all the same :)