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Ooooby fruit and veggie Box 3 Replies

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Introducing "Green" an Australorp Layer 1 Reply

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Comment by Annalily van den Broeke on February 28, 2011 at 7:22pm
We're starting a community garden in Swanson... anyone interested? Let me know! Coming Saturday we'll be visiting some neighbouring community gardens to get some ideas. Best, Annalily
Comment by Sue Berman on February 17, 2011 at 1:52pm
Project Freestore  398 Great North rd is set up to redistrubute surplus food items and produce free of charge and will operate for a month - until Friday 11 March. Supply can't keep up with demand - there are a lot of struggling families out there. So any surplus vegetables or fruit would be really welcomed and can be dropped at Project Freestore  preferably between 9am- 3pm or collection could be arranged (if large amounts) ph Lou Lennane - 021 245 1454
Comment by Kirsten on January 11, 2011 at 9:35pm

Hiya Suzie,

I did wonder if you were going to do the temp thing with the haybales. Love the use of random items to finish the construction :) Suzie, I have been all inspired by the Eco housing workshops & really gone hard out in the garden & organising work on the house. Making in roads at last...Hope you're going well

Comment by Jude Simpson on January 11, 2011 at 8:36pm


You sound just lovely, follow your heart and everything will grow, and your friends will be happy...the feathered ones et al.

Comment by Susie Trinh on January 11, 2011 at 9:00am

Sorry ladies,  I don't think I know enough about earth plastering to make a permanent coop.  Right now the haybales have been stacked around a rabbit hutch for temporary accommodation for growing baby chooks.  I've placed corrugated plastic and a car cover over the top to keep the hay bales from getting wet.  When the chooks have gotten a little older I'll insert sticks into the sides of the bales for roosting. After the chooks have grown and I've found them suitable homes I'm going to use the hay to mulch my garden.  


Kirsty, it's lovely to hear from you again!

Comment by shannon seal on January 9, 2011 at 6:29pm
i'd be interested in hearing about the haybale coop too!
Comment by Kirsten on January 9, 2011 at 6:19pm
Hey Suzie, Do you need volunteers to help with building hen house? I'm curious about how a haybale house will stand up to wet west Akl weather & would like to have a go at building like this as well...maybe...
Comment by Margreet de Vries on December 12, 2010 at 1:47pm

Hay bales were for sale at the Kumeu Horselands shop for 14 dollars each.

Comment by Susie Trinh on December 11, 2010 at 2:07pm

Can anyone recommend a place to buy hay bales? I want to build a hay bale chicken coop.



Comment by Susie Trinh on December 9, 2010 at 11:58am
I'm not sure if the link is working. You can copy and paste:

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