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Check on your chickens!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Hogan Jan 14, 2014. 25 Replies

I just lost two...Water and food was full. Adequate shade. Even set up a kids pool this morning. What's that saying about leading horses to water?Continue

What foods do you no longer have to buy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Nov 15, 2013. 12 Replies

Most of us can grow various bits and pieces from the garden but we still find ourselves buying plenty of food from various shops, markets etc. I quite like to cook so I don't mind doing a few extras…Continue

Fig leaf beetle larvae solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Hogan Oct 13, 2013. 4 Replies

I've had these beetles before and they are pretty easy to control and don't do a heap of damage. I've come back from a couple of weeks holiday and the beetles are about but in small numbers, nothing…Continue

Organic Solutions to cabbage moth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Jul 11, 2013. 7 Replies

I've got quite a lot in the brassica family planted and squashing the eggs and removing any survivors is getting too much. What organic solutions are out there? I've never sprayed my vegetables ever…Continue


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How to make your own cold smoked salmon

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 15:39 8 Comments

Step 1 - Fillet your Salmon. I'd prefer to buy the whole fish from somewhere you trust has a good reputation. Pin bone before salting.

Step 2 - Cover both Salmon fillets in a 3:1 ratio of salt and brown sugar. I used 3 cups salt and 1 cup sugar on this…


My Garden - Jan 13

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 11:13 11 Comments


My little space in the world is host to over 20 fruit trees (most at infant age) and 5 garden beds, three of which are raised in ACQ timber and two in existing stoned beds. At the time of purchase the now current garden was literally a rainforest (picture below). I had over 20 trees necked which were mainly palms and brought in 15 cubic meters of dirt to level the area.



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At 17:46 on November 14, 2013, Michael Hoff said…

I don't know how you get to many mulberries, mine come off the tree and straight into the grand kids mouths and I have 4 trees of 3 different varieties.

At 14:38 on January 21, 2013, James Rosenlund said…

Hi Craig, nice photos of your garden.  Oh yeah ---- We've got to sought out that cider problem--- can't understand why the brew dries out, really got me puzzled there. Really pleased that U enjoyed the " Mulhermitage ". Got lots of very nice feedback  from some BLFers


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