I'm spending a lot of time handling the chickens at the moment. My favourite, a half bantam, half something else speckled red hen named Grace has come down with scaly leg mites. We noticed a limp about a week or so ago. By today she could hardly walk at all. I've put her in a cage and coated her legs in vaseline. I'll keep doing this every day, and dip her legs in rubbing alcohol once a week, until she gets better. She hates being caged, my Grace. She's a stubborn, independent,…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2012 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment
To the Hon. Ms. K. Wilkinson, MP.
I am concerned that the new Food Bill will limit the access to affordable healthy foods from small-volume local producers. I have read everything I can find on the subject, including as much of the Bill itself as I could manage, the proposed amendments, and various analyses, and I remain unhappy about the effect it will have on small growers and producers.
Nearly one in three New Zealanders are obese.…
Posted on January 3, 2012 at 8:56am