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Swapping Food, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, Seed Savers

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november 2009

its been 4 months since i last added a blog (not something this luddite does at the best of times ) bed 4 is now cut along with 3 side beds and a flower bed which is temparerily holding my squashes.inactivity on ooby mostly down to a bad dose of un employment keeping me eather in the garden digging,or cutting wood. or head down slaving for beer tokens or in true role reversals being a demestic goddess/desparate house husband in the kitchen. shopping bills down to $20 on a good week and at… Continue

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 6:13pm

june 2009

june, its my birthday chooks arn't laying so had to buy eggs to make my own bd cake.

just started dubble digging number three vegy plot. (not a frase you hear so much nowadays but i cant afford raised beds and we have 6 inches of top soil before you hit clay) big tree is now mostly down and spread like a big tree jigsaw across the grass whilst i cut it into lumps for next years fire wood.All the council asked was that we grow a new native some where on the plot. and i am curently trying to… Continue

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 11:53am

some thing i learned recently

for a lick of paint a $50 chook house doesn't have to look $50.
and chickens go ape shit for spam.

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 10:12pm

something i learned recently

unless you really like weeding by hand you must line out your veg with anough room to get your hoe between everything !

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

moved from england to new zealand a year and a half ago.we found or house around october of last year with anough room to do something interestig with, but not intirely sure what. we also inherited a…

moved from england to new zealand a year and a half ago.we found or house around october of last year with anough room to do something interestig with, but not intirely sure what. we also inherited a lot of narled old fruit trees and a colapsed woody looking vine attatched to the decking. we have also inherited a big ugly hedge and a monster tree that our nabour hates so these will both have to go.

it has been a long term goal of mine to eventually go self surficient, it has also been a… Continue

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 10:41am

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At 7:07am on May 28, 2009, Lee Maisey said…
Hi Howard, my chickens were hand raised from 1 day old chickens brought from a chicken hatchery. (that way they were all girls) They are very tame and friendly and you can walk up to them and pick them up. They are laying 4 eggs a day now (4 chooks). They are the beautiful girls and my mates now.
I am a bit quiet on my page as I am doing some training and dont have the time to garden much or spend time on the computer :-( . Only another 3 months to go ...
At 7:52pm on May 27, 2009, Lucy Diver said…
Don't worry, it's great to share information- rudeness is so old fashioned! ; ) Thanks for the info. So how much do you think the chickens cost you in total? And do you still have to buy eggs? Your hutch looks great though!
At 9:03pm on February 19, 2009, James Samuel said…
Love your photos John - and your contributions to others questions - Bless you!
At 7:25am on February 7, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Welcome to Ooooby John. Have you had fun looking around the site? If you haven't had a look at the welcome page you can check it out here. It would be great to see a picci on your profile. Feel free to invite anyone who you think might enjoy food growing or eating locally. Have fun oooobying!!
 
 
 

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