Im testing various foliage on the girls in my quest for closed loop eggs. They eat taro, yacon, dandelion and nightshade (without the berries). Giving them access to the compost gets it well mixed and manured. Im also grinding the shells to powder and putting it on the veg beds for calcium.
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I was about to remove the last courgette, which has finished flowering, when I noticed it had 50 ladybirds on its fungus infected leaves. I wonder if, like some ants, they eat fungus? By tidying up we may be depriving our ecosystems of useful stages of habitat. Old habits die hard.
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Hi - I have added some photos of my emergent food forest here in the Wairarapa..go to debsbutterfield.com to have a look.
Still a work in progress - lots of long grass, but I am looking forward to the coming planting season..drawing up a planting plan is a goal..I am just a bit flumoxed on where to start!
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Started a blog about growing for the local market!
I propose that over the next 7 years we will be passing through a time of significant change in many areas of our lives. I trust that we will ultimately see a better world than we have today and I also realise that the transition phase is our most vulnerable and risky time.…
Ever wondered where to go for a nutrient-dense meal without compromise on ingredients in Auckland?
That wondering will be over from early June 2013. A new Breakfast Deli/Lunch-/Tapas- and Oyster Bar will open at the Wynyard Quarters on Halsey Street. We will have an organic juice bar, organic coffee, a whole free-range/organic/spray-free lunch and deli…Continue
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Start a food forest with a coffee and a croissant. For only $8 you could help build the foundation of Auckland's first Community Food Forest on public land.
'Food Forest Andy' has the skills and know how to establish a high yield forests to provide fresh, nutritious food for generations to come. So with your contribution of as little as $8 (or as much as you…Continue
Does it need to ripen more or is it ok to eat now?
If it needs to ripen where do we put it so it can?
Any help on this would be much…Continue
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Stupidly got stung by my own nettles. I tried cellotape to pull the stings out, vinegar, baking soda, soap, anti-histamine cream, pee pee and calamine lotion - none of which really worked. Need to let some docks grow and plant some Aloe.
Our neighbours agreed to tend the chooks in exchange for the eggs for two weeks while we were in Japan. Strangely three sparrows drowned in the chooks water bucket during this time.
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Put in a low retaining wall of pavers to stop the mulch from drifting downhill from the birds digging for insects. Looks strangely tidy but hopefully will help my winter veg seedlings get established.
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I found yellow ladybirds on the pumpkins and red ones on the corn, showing the value of diversity for providing habitat.
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Journey to the Goodlife: I've noticed some major positive changes to our families health lately, here are a few I just have to share...
It's simple. We…Continue
Added by Bec Lees on March 14, 2013 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Hi we are looking for a mature reliable person (would suit a Mum) to work with us on a casual basis at a couple of food/health shows we are doing in Auckland in early August and early November. You must be available to work the duration of the show eg Thu to Sun and have some experience with and/or passion for selling all-natural/organic food or drink products. For the right person this could lead to ongoing work conducting tastings for us in the Auckland region and/or sales work. In the…Continue
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