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Seed Saving Meeting May - Beelarong Community Farm

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Seed Saving Meeting May - Beelarong Community Farm

Time: May 29, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Beelarong Community Farm.
Street: Corner Beverley and York Streets
City/Town: Morningside
Event Type: seed, saver, meeting, garden, visit, beelarong, community, farm
Organized By: Donna
Latest Activity: May 31, 2011

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Brisbane Seed Savers Meeting - Sunday 29th May at Beelarong Community Farm.

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Comment by Lissa on May 31, 2011 at 4:51
I used peanut butter in the humane mouse traps - did catch some with it but then they seemed to twig and left it alone.
Comment by Donna on May 30, 2011 at 12:35
Not sure about rats Lissa, but the mice I caught preferred peanut butter...
Comment by Joseph on May 30, 2011 at 8:03
Thanks for the tip Florence. I'll get some almonds along with the rat traps today.
Comment by Lissa on May 30, 2011 at 4:43

I think you're right about the cheese Florence. I reach for it out of habit. The fact that they are stealing the seed out of the pot next to the trap, ignoring the cheese, should tell me to replace it with something else.

I've some nuts in the cupboard and will see if I can replace this morning before I head off.

Comment by Florence on May 29, 2011 at 23:04

Thanks Jean for organizing the visit at Beelarong ~ It's nice catching up with everyone as well 

Lissa, I've never caught any mice with cheese, I've caught one with bacon, and one with bbq meat before.  One of my colleagues used an almond, he said mice/rats prefer seeds and nuts because they're nutritious.. 

Comment by Lissa on May 29, 2011 at 18:22

Hope your cat is ok Vanessa :S


Comment by Lissa on May 29, 2011 at 18:17

What a lovely morning :) I had a great time.

Thank you to the Beelarong ladies for welcoming us so generously. Really good to catch up and put some faces to names -  Joseph and Mum, MsB, and Shirley.

Will work myself up to trying your rat/mouse recipe Joseph - anything to stop the destruction! It's the thought of exploding the rat that's a bit offputting. Might see how the throttling rat trap works first as it's supposed to be humane. So far they are ignoring the smelly cheese bait and going for my seeds still.

Comment by Joseph on May 29, 2011 at 17:10

Hi all,

It was great meeting all of you this morning and thanks Donna for the comfrey. I've broken up the roots and planted each into a small pot. Regarding the mouse "poison", the mixture should be dry as you want the bicarb to start producing gas only when it comes in contact with the rodent's stomach acid. The theory is that it will cause death either by rupturing the stomach or suffocation by preventing the lungs from expanding - apparently this is determined by how much bicarb is consumed.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 29, 2011 at 16:08

Wonderful morning :-) Thanks to Lissa Elaine and I arrived in style and un-frazzled ... thank you to Gabrielle for that huge pot of Davidson Plum sauce :-) And most of all "thank you" to the co-ordinator and volunteers at Beelarong for your hospitality and a seriously good morning tea. Not to mention the free seeds and general info-swap.


The guided tour revealed a large space with many garden beds with (as you can imagine) a wide variety of veges and fruits.


The photo was the only one I took before the batteries died and it shows back views of some of us as we listened to the introduction to the guided tour. Some I know, some I don't so from left: lady unknown, Joseph's mother then another unknown lady, then Joseph, then Lissa, Elaine R, Jean and Keith.

Comment by Vanessa Collier on May 29, 2011 at 13:08
Sorry I couldn't make it - ended up with a cat in hospital. : (

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