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Chook Chat

Why keep chickens, apart from helping you to weed the garden and undertake pest control, you can eat them, eat their eggs, use their feathers for fly fishing. The Gallus Gallus is your gardening friend. Our chick companions however, need … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool…

As the summer progress’s the need to be cool comes to the fore. Our tin roof, did not have any ventilation to the outside, so rather than pay a builder, we picked up 4 whirlybirds from the local builders merchant … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Part 2

Having plenty of water on your property makes the difference between having navy style showers and watching every last drop, or the luxury of a nice long bath. We had one galvanised 22,000 litre tank in working order, one unusable … Continue reading

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Life should smell sweet

I grew up a townie and only moved on to acreage 5 years ago, this is when I first learnt of the responsibility of having a septic system. No longer was it the water authority responsibility to take away my … Continue reading

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Drinking Water

So you are no longer on the mains, it is your responsibility to ensure that the water you drink is:- 1) Safe  2) Plentiful 3) Available when ever you need it. Within the first few weeks on moving we discovered … Continue reading

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Living the dream

I always wanted my own place to keep all the animals I wanted, grow the plants I dreamed of and enjoy nature’s wildlife.  However I soon discovered what demands of time, money and sheer physical strength is required, to keep … Continue reading

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