Backyard Farming

Chicken wisdom

November 17, 2013

  This adrenal fatigue/thyroid  bullshit is like a rollercoaster. It just goes around and around. Unfortunately (for me) a large part of feeling OK revolves around some pretty intensive self care. Early nights, immaculate diet and some easy exercise.  Which would be ace if I had the energy to do these things. But if I […]

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My favorite and best

February 25, 2013

    Hi. So you’re here, welcome. Maybe you’re new here or maybe you’re an old time reader.  Have a look around. Get comfy. Why not check out some of my favorite and best posts? Maybe you want to know a bit about  Unschooling/Natural learning? Try Unschooling 101 Not Back to School Am I an […]

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Positive action

January 17, 2013

    We had green grass a couple of weeks ago. It’s been so damn hot here that the grass has burned away. I stepped outside before to water my seedlings and check on the animals. I could hear the whirring of the air conditioners in the surrounding houses and smell the hose water from gardens close […]

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How does YOUR garden grow? A Fresh legacy

June 19, 2012

While my own veggie garden is under (slow) construction I thought I’d share some other blogger’s little patches edible backyards. Mainly because I like to sticky beak. Today I’m kicking it off with Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy. Not only is she lovely in person and online but she bakes yummy stuff and loves her […]

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Meet the new girls

May 29, 2012

I have been itching to get some new chickens since we moved in. No backyard is happy without a flock in my opinion. Luke had a 3 day weekend and I got a little bonus in the bank (thank-you carbon tax bribe money) so the time was right!.   Remember the area we had set […]

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Our new edible backyard-the plans!

May 6, 2012

We had a tiny backyard at our last home but we managed to grow a lot of food and I surprised myself with how much I loved being in the garden. When we were looking for our new home the size and possibility of the new yard for both food and room for kids to play […]

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Making the best out of a tiny backyard

March 10, 2012

We have a tiny backyard. Really tiny. It’s probably more of a courtyard really. I used to whinge about it. But now we have made it quite functional. Veggies, a trampoline, a sandpit and even chooks! We have maximized the space by building retaining walls all the way around the fences and planting the veggies […]

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10 ways to grow food in a tiny backyard

March 10, 2012

1-stop wishing for a bigger yard. You may be pining for 5 acres but you might be surprised with what you can actually do with the space you have. By all means keep dreaming of your farmlet complete with cow and orchard but there is no reason you can’t make the best of the space […]

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