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February 2010 Blog Posts (6)

A Smile a Day ...

... keeps the blues away. Pic came via an email without any photo credit. To whoever took it - thank you :-)

For those of you who have chooks and for those of us who don't - enjoy this scene:

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on February 8, 2010 at 22:12 — 2 Comments

I smell a rat

I found an old story that I wrote a few years ago.



Currently I have the stench of dead rat wafting over the garden and into the house..

Yes we got rats, we do not have any other problems with, possums, bush turkeys or even birds, but it seems to be rats. We always have had them and always will in the city. Even before I started raising poultry, and growing my veges organically they were common around our home and neighbourhood. One of the neighbors always uses rat sac. He has a… Continue

Added by Mark Thomson on February 8, 2010 at 21:39 — 4 Comments

Curing Olives

WARNING!! Don't EVER taste a raw olive!!!! They are the most disgustingly bitter thing ever and they take the lining off the inside of your mouth (well so my husband says).

We picked about 2kg of olives from a "neighbourhood" tree in the weekend. I have started the curing process as per Olive Australia's "favourite" method.…

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Added by Lyn Buffett on February 8, 2010 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Evil neglect

My garden has turned into a jungle. I've hardly even cleaned it up since we got back from holidays. There is hideous flowering grass! Arg. We chopped the flower heads off, but it's all coming back already. I really need to get our hard edges sorted out and put some proper turf in - I know I keep saying that...





Our pumpkins are dropping all their fruit again. Sigh. I'll try more calcium again I guess, and I had better check the… Continue

Added by Scarlett on February 4, 2010 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Mice and other Pests

Aware of the liklihood there'll be a division of opinion on this one, but ...

Mice, exotic cockroaches, rats, cane toads and so on are regarded as pests. The simplest solution to dealing with them is to humanely kill them on the spot. This means an instant death, no injuries to linger from, no starvation to die slowly from. If you are going to do it, then do it and quick.

Added by Elaine de Saxe on February 3, 2010 at 15:16 — 6 Comments

Saturday chooks

On Saturday morning, we picked up two little Plymouth Rock pullets from a guy out at Cedar Grove. He was kind enough to show us his set up which was unreal. He had 2.5 acres, with a couple of sheep and a couple of goats. He was telling us that he gets them slaughtered at the abattoir near Beaudesert, for $60 and they give him all of the meat from the animal vacuum sealed. Neat indeed. He also had a mad lot of olive trees, reckoned he got 30kg of fruit last year, which he… Continue

Added by Lotte on February 1, 2010 at 15:28 — 5 Comments

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