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Mary-Ann Baker
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Mary-Ann Baker's Discussions

how long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Feb 5. 1 Reply

happy to announce the hatching of two baby chickens - one Friday and one last night ( Sunday/ Monday ) - they were fertile eggs collected from the neighbours on the same day - questions - she is…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Jan 21. 6 Replies

lots of beees so hopefully some good fruit to come…Continue

vegetable spiraliser

Started this discussion. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Jan 30. 26 Replies

best thing I was given for xmas - zucchini ready for butter and garlic for dinner yum - Col gets his with bolognaise sauce Continue

west Indian gherkins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker Jan 16. 2 Replies

Anyone grow - West Indian gherkins - so when you pickle them do you skin them first or leave the prickly bits on them ...any other interesting recipes you use ?Continue


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Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'CANCELLED GARDEN VISIT'
"look forward to another time ! "
14 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"sorry - quails are locally known around here as happy families - "
21 hours ago
Valerie commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"What kind of birds?"
22 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker posted a status
"just watched a HAPPY Family run across our house concrete awesome - Dad Mum and 12 chicks !"
23 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Valerie's discussion School garden
"Dave i teach/ Pschy Ed at the school - no parents are involved - the garden is run by the garden club - students from all the grades at the school have a twice weekly lunch working club run mostly by the student leaders and they are just about fully…"
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Valerie's discussion School garden
"am part of a garden group at our primary school but its run as a garden club - kids volunteer to participate - have quite sufficient volunteers - have four raised beds ( so far) with shade clothe covers grow beans tiny tomatoes lettuce radish…"
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Christa's discussion NATHAN BANANA
"we bought the Pisang ceylan from Bunnings a couple of weeks ago - doing well so far so heres to Bananas fruiing ! "
Mary-Ann Baker might attend Sophie's event

Daleys Outing at Geneva via Kyogle NSW

March 24, 2018 from 8am to 12pm
I have confirmation from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery that they can meet with us 9-9.30am on Saturday 24 March 2017 for a tour. The Nursery opens to public at 10am. Option to have their chosen plants delivered to save on car space. You might like to car pool.Option to go out to lunch after and you might choose to stay overnight in the areaPlease note it takes about 2.5 hours from Brisbane to drive (about 170km) and about 1hour from Byron Bay.The address is :36 Daley's Lane,Geneva via Kyogle NSW…See More
Feb 8
Elaine de Saxe favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion how long
Feb 5
Valerie replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion how long
"It takes 21 days on average for an egg to hatch once incubation begins. As soon as we want our broody hens to get out of broodiness, I restrict access to the nest during the day. That usually does the trick. "
Feb 5
Mary-Ann Baker posted a discussion

how long

happy to announce the hatching of two baby chickens - one Friday and one last night ( Sunday/ Monday ) - they were fertile eggs collected from the neighbours on the same day - questions - she is still sitting on a couple of fertile eggs and a few of her own unfertile eggs - how long would you leave her before you remove the rotten eggs ?See More
Feb 5
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event

GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Feb 4
CHERYL SLAPP replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion vegetable spiraliser
"Know what you mean Mary-Ann, I use mine all the time.  Had mine for about a year and if I keep using it as much as I don I will be looking for new blades soon"
Jan 30
Dianne Caswell favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion vegetable spiraliser
Jan 29
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion vegetable spiraliser
"tried both baking and frying - kids loved both so will stick to baking - just added a spray of olive oil prior to going in a hot oven so hopefully they are better for you than deep fried ! Mind you the aioli sauce is yum but not good for you need a…"
Jan 29
Andrew Cumberland replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion vegetable spiraliser
"There's an idea.  I boiled the carrot pasta.  Did you deep fry or bake the curly potato fries?"
Jan 28

Profile Information

About me:
I am interested in sustainable living - currently work but plan retirement soon on our 5 acre block
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
BOGI subtropical fruit group, Dayboro and surrounds Permaculture group Dayboro and surrounds garden group
I am interested in:
living a sustainable life , permaculture aquaculture
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Events
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events
Moreton Bay Region

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new chooks

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 8:53 9 Comments

Athertonia diversifolia

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:24 4 Comments

has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 


Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:56 4 Comments

last nights dinner - we managed 1/4 each so enough for tonight as well ! so yummm…


breakfast on the hill -

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 15 Comments

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At 12:27 on September 4, 2017, Jane Bosward said…

Greetings Mary-Ann, 

Thankyou for your welcome! I feel a tad silly....I cannot find the recycle group to join....still finding my way around the!!

Ta, Jane

At 0:31 on November 30, 2016, Ayton Farm said…

Thanks Mary-Ann

At 21:19 on September 2, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

It was the daisy ,smaller type one wich had the butterfly on its leaf

At 21:21 on August 6, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne and welcome to BLF look at your private messages in regards to worm towers.I May be able to help

At 20:00 on April 23, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF) Mary-Ann, You may like to join one of our GROUPS, feel free to join in the discussions and ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here.  I am sure you would enjoy meeting and visiting in our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more.

At 18:04 on April 23, 2016, Phil said…

Welcome Mary-Ann. Love your plan to retire on an acreage to pursuit sustainable living - something that is close to the hearts of many people on this site. I'm sure you will be interested in the garden visits which Dianne will be more than happy to tell you about. Enjoy the site.



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