The problem with leaving a blog unattended for such long periods of time is that so much journey takes place in that time, that the regular reader is left with pieces missing from the story. I know it would be impossible for me to relate everything that has happened in my life since last I […]
Today, for the first time in months I got my hands dirty in the garden again. We had planted some purple climbing beans and three of them had come up. One very strong, one intermediate and one a little behind the others, we planted out the stronger ones and It felt so good to be […]
This beautiful and moving video details the first time that 752 hens had seen sunshine after being rescued by Edgar’s Mission Australia when a farmer decided not to keep caged egg layers any longer.
Originally posted on Hope Gardens:
Veggie gardens need special care. Vegetable plants are prone to all sorts of disease and fungus. They are highly sought after by pests both big and teeny teeny tiny. A slight negative change in their environment can cause them to stop producing. And we aren’t happy when our veggie garden…
A can of tuna might be small in size, but Australians consume a whopping 250 million a year. The thing is, John West, Coles and other brands don’t actually catch their own fish. Like many brands, they buy from Thai canneries supplied by huge fishing fleets in the Pacific. By shifting the Australian market, we […]
It has been a bit of a sad time around the ‘farm’ lately. As anyone knows who lives in Queensland, or who is in Australia and watches the news it has been raining almost nonstop in this state for weeks now. This creates some conditions which are not great for keeping chickens as the chickens […]
In an era of conscious shopping, people are starting to be aware that where they buy their food is as important as what kind of food they buy. Australia’s major supermarket chains control almost 80% of grocery trade. This duopoly is wielding their purchasing power in often unethical and crude ways that take away both […]