Chooks evolved from forest dwellers so mine have spent most of the day hiding from the sun under the passionfruit vine. If you want to free range your chooks make sure theyve got shade. This may explain why the commercial 'free range' egg producers birds kept going inside when all they had was an open grass paddock.See More
"Nettles are a wonderfully useful plant, highly nutritious. Higher in protein than any other plant. As they can be invasive, we grow ours in a plastic drum. Plan to make nettle beer, next spring growth. We allways include it in our kimchee,…"
"Cultivation gives an intial boost to fertility but destroys beneficial earthworms and soil structure as well as turning up buried seeds which germinate. Besides, the 'weeds' you mention could form the foundation of a balanced…"
"I think we are heading into a 'perfect' storm for food. 2050 - 9Bn population and no oil; 2030 - the end of phosphate reserves (according to some experts); cultivation and monocropping results in all remaining topsoil being eroded away by…"
Hi James, l may have. l have offered my last 3 to another Ooooby person and if she doesn't want them then they will be available. lf l haven't heard from her by the end of the week get in touch with me again.