Chickens

A Weedy Bed

I have been procrastinating on a weedy bed for several months now and I have no desire to dig up this piece of troublesome dirt to turn it onto productive ground. Grasses and oxalis are rife and now even thistles are setting up shop. I’ve been putting it off for months, and every week that goes by the weeds become more established and gnarly. But the solution has been right in front of me. I can’t quite believe that I…

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Winter Progress

The plants are starting to wake from their winter slumber and the first signs of spring are becoming evident in the garden. While it has been a quiet time for plant growth, we’ve made some significant progress in growing the garden over the winter months. Here is a brief summary of our winter progress. The Design Progress on the design stalled in the middle of last year. We documented our initial steps and made loads of observations but somehow didn’t…

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Lessons from Urban Chickens – Part 1

It has been just over six months since we introduced our three ladies to the garden so I thought this would be an opportune time to provide an update on how the chooks are getting on and what we have learned so far. I have to say I am still completely enamoured with our chickens and they are now such an integral part of our back garden. I tip my cap to them every morning as I leave for work and…

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Urban Chickens

Urban Chickens They’re here! The eagles have landed!! After many years of dreaming about owning chickens (and far too many months building a coop), we are now the proud parents of three beautiful ladies. And not only have these chooks found us, but they’ve found a home in the coolest little suburb in Wellington. So please welcome our three lovely hyline pullets, procured pre-teen at 13 weeks, and (we like to think) saved from a life in a cage. We’ve …

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