I'm starting this because since we have been having a go at lots of different self-sufficient activities on our little 8 acre property, we have got stuck on lots of little problems, and I want to share them with others and see if we can help to inspire others and get some help for ourselves at times too!
At the moment my husband and I share our block with two steers:
Three roosters and lots of hens:
Hector (the eldest Rhode Is Red Rooster)
Ivan (our beautiful new White Leghorn Rooster)
Randy (our younger Rhode Is Red Rooster - with some of the girls)
And one lazy, crazy Kelpie:
Cheryl the Spoilt Kelpie
When we have time, between feeding all the animals and building fences and cages for them, we also keep a large vege garden:
Vege garden (currently a perfect slug habitat)
At the moment, just in time for Christmas, we also have a "flock" of four turkeys, which are most unusual animals:
I hope this gives you an idea of the kind of issues I want to write about, everything from organic vege gardening, chicken care, egg hatching and chick rearing, turkey roasting on our woodstove and sausage making. We'll have a go at anything once, and it always helps to know someone else who's had a go before you start. I hope that this will be a source of advice and inspiration for others who want to have a go too.
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