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Jan 8, 2015
Kate posted a status
"Only half my comment about johns mulch came out. He is selling it to us for less than half price so he can support us to grow our own food"
Nov 6, 2013
Kate commented on Stacey King's blog post Where to get Californian Rabbits in Northland??
"hi. i am in helensville, kumeu area northwest auckland. i have 2 girl californians and a male nz white. we will be breeding them shortly. i love my nz white male. he is friendly,good looking and loves to be patted. his lovely violet blue eyes looks…"
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"I got my mulch this evening from john in kumeu. He is so kind to be offering it to us in ooooby for less than half what he sells it to the g"
Nov 6, 2013
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Nov 3, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group Auckland NZ
"i sent a friend request so you can give me your contact details. i am not sure what to trade. all i have are fresh free range chook and peking duck eggs, or a rooster ready for the pot. my garden is producing lettuce and a limited amout of…"
Nov 2, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group Auckland NZ
"how much is mulch for a trailer load"
Nov 1, 2013
Kate added a discussion to the group Weston A Price

how to cook millet

hi, a friend has given me some millet but i wanted to know the correct way to cook it and serve it to my familySee More
Oct 24, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"thank you kali. you are most kind."
Oct 5, 2013
Kate left a comment for Eliz
"hi eliz, i saw your comment about having nettles. have you seen susan weeds youtube on using nettles. i am desparately wanting nettles but unfortunately cant come down from auckland to harvest them for you. i hope someone is able to use them."
Oct 3, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"hi kiwi brown, i am in auckland so cant go to hawkes bay to harvest the nettles. i got so excited then so sad. you are so kind to offer yours. i found some plants on trademe but not sure if they the right sort. they also in hawkwes bay but potted…"
Oct 3, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"hi, I have added some more garden beds this spring and wanted to plant a dedicated bed of stinging nettles for medical food. does anyone have the right type which i can have some seedlings from to get this herb going."
Oct 2, 2013
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Permaculture for the rest of us

Permaculture group for everyone keen to explore and learn
Oct 2, 2013
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Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponics is the marriage of organic hydroponics and aquaculture. Fish waste becomes organic plant food; the plants filter the water for the fish. Interested in learning more?See More
Oct 2, 2013
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Permaculture is a growing area of study among those who wish to create a sustainable transformation of their own homes, communities, country, and world.
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Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
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Hydroponics and Aquaponics

This group is designed to discuss and share knowledge and advance hydroponics into a most sustainable way of growing. Beginners and advanced hydroponicers welcome.See More
Sep 19, 2013
Kate replied to Richard Grevers's discussion Breed ID? in the group Poultry in Urbania
"hi  you didnt get them from the riverhead forest area. people are always dumping roosters there. i picked up a little bantam rooster with terrible foot mite problems from there the other week. i have kept him away from my flocks and been…"
Aug 13, 2013
Kate commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"what a great idea to put netting down to stop animals digging and losing my soil. i managed to knock up 8 frames(first time using my hubbys power tools and following his instructions on how to build them properly) and put them around the trees. i…"
Jul 21, 2013
Kate replied to AVISS's discussion Three Free Hens in the group Poultry in Urbania
"my 3 new hens are well and happy digging up the soil in their new forage paddock. i built another paddock and let the ducks into  it today. they so happy making little holes in the soft earth with their beaks. i love watching my poultry doing…"
Jul 20, 2013

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This year I put in my first garden. I turned an ancient dead shub, root bound, aggapantha fulled garden into my vege plot. It took 3 months of hard slog every morning to clear the patch. The cucumbers, tomatoes and pumpkins all got diseases and for all my work I got 1 cucumber, a small crop of tomotoes and 2 pumpkins. Beetroot has been my only true success and I pull one out each day to add to my morning smoothie.

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At 10:22am on April 6, 2013, Janet Kirwan said…

Hi Kate,

Sorry we don't have a hen wynedotte - we got a mix of 6 eggs in the spring and ended up with only one wynedotte.  Good Luck with your search :-)


At 8:25am on July 30, 2012, Emma Reynolds said…

He hasn't started crowing- though we do have an Orpington rooster who has been crowing (of sorts) for over a month. Although we are in Te Atatu, we technically live in an industrial area so don't have any neighbours to complain about our roos! :D

Having chooks certainly is a good learning experience! We have only had them for 6 months but have learnt a lot in that time and there is a wealth of information around if you have any issues (http://www.poultrycentral.co.nz/ is good)

Looking online, it seems to vary a lot when they start crowing- he does 'honk' of sorts, and his feathers have just started coming through (we were so hopeful he was a girl) so I expect it shouldn't be too long. 

You are more than welcome to come and see our set up and pick him up- I am home with a toddler during the week but we are around most of the weekend too. My number is 098200143. :)

At 7:16am on July 30, 2012, Emma Reynolds said…

Hi Kate, we would love you to have our roo! He is 17 weeks old and is really sweet. (hopefully the photo works below- it was taken last week)

We are based in Te Atatu South but do head out to Kumeu to buy our chook feed, so could drop him off once you are all set up. 

We haven't actually had day old Pekins- we have 2 flocks- 8 bantams and a group of mainly full sized Orpingtons. We had 12 day old chicks- 6 from a breeder in Helensville (barred rocks and light sussex) and 6 Orpingtons from a breeder in Coatsville- all sourced from Trademe. We have a bantam roo though so hopefully in the future we will have chicks. 

At 6:35am on July 30, 2012, Jenny Freewalker said…

Hi Kate, i have 3 bantam hens that l need to move on as circumstances have changed. they are in New Lynn. They are laying but l really got them for the poop.

At 10:47am on April 4, 2012, Bridge Scully said…

Hi Kate, I think you may be meaning Tree Lucerne which is also called Tagasaste. These are different from Tree Lupins. This is the tree crop that is useful for establishing new grounds. Cheers, Bridget

At 10:05am on April 4, 2012, Jean said…

Kate I've sent you a reply through seed exchange, and a request to be your friend, I need to know your address if you'd like the seeds.  The plants/trees grwo really quickly from seeds. Regards, Jean W.

At 10:46pm on April 3, 2012, Paul said…

Hi Kate 

Not sure if you got my email re Tree Lucerne.  If you haven't got it, let me know and I'll message it to you on here.


At 10:04pm on April 3, 2012, Matt Moir said…

Hey Kate The new chook coop is being painted tomorrow and assembled thursday morning I'm pickin it up most likly thursday afternoon Ill post some pics hopefully this weekend and your welcome to come over and take a look if you like Cheers Matt 

At 9:46am on December 10, 2010, Lesley Ramsey said…
Hi Kate
I cant do Wednesday so that leaves Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Friday 17 9am - 3pm
At 2:45pm on December 8, 2010, Lesley Ramsey said…
Hi Kate have just looked at your profile and see that you live in North Harbour. I live in North Shore Albany/Glenfield border. If you want and expect a garden in transition, (looking a mess) you could come over for a looksee, if we can make arrangements as to time and day

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