I am really enjoying Kayaking, which was something I have been dreaming of doing for many years. Owning one, at the moment, is still a bit of a pipe dream…. I have other financial obligations which require my attention over something so frivolous as a kayak. My friend lending me his kayak has allowed me Read more about My first Kayak Fishing trip[…]
Yesterday, while I was watching my chickens eat their food, I noticed that I was (unintentionally) using three different methods of raising my chicks. I thought about it and realised that there may be an interesting there may be a lesson here, which was why I put together the following video. I am currently using Read more about Trying out different methods of raising chicks[…]
Those who follow me on Instagram know that I have recently been trying out Kayaking. A good friend of mine, who knows of my interest in self sufficiency, offered me the use of his Kayak. I have talked about my intention to get a Kayak some time ago on this website… I have been dreaming Read more about A Kayak is a great addition to your Prepping equipment.[…]
It seems that I have created a series of videos on Bunnies. For those of you growing tired of the topic, this one should be the last one for a little while. Out of the six bunnies which I started with, I now have two. This is not a great turn around for the Read more about Bunny News – followup on the bunnies[…]
Day two arrived and we still have the babies. We were very happy with Marylin… after loosing so many of the last batches of babies. Yet this joy was not to last. After the luck we have had lately, it was about time that something bad happened. Overnight on day two, one of the Read more about Day two and three of the Bunny Diaries – Tragedy strikes![…]
The new bunnies have arrived! I found they were born when I left for work in the morning, yet I waited till I came home to film them. One of them was actually in a very bad position, having fallen through the cage wire when I saw it in the morning. I had to rescue Read more about The birth of the bunnies[…]
Marylin, our blue British Giant Rabbit, is preparing to give birth to her latest batch of bunnies. It is unusual for me to see this, so I thought I would film it to show you how a rabbit prepares. I will follow this video up tomorrow with the results of her labour.
Paul Heiney’s book, Home Farm – How to grow your own food, is a book I very much enjoyed. I bought this book for myself from an old bookshop in Hobart. I used to love browsing the shelves at lunch time and I often tried to purchase all the new books when they arrived. Home Read more about Review on Paul Heiney’s Home Farm[…]
Here is some video footage I put together of the little chick that died on the weekend… which is related to my last post. There are some lessons for those of you starting out with chickens.
It all seems to be happening here at the moment. One of my chickens who had been brooding on a whole collection of eggs has finally come through and seven live chicks have hatched. This, combined with the other seven which I hatched from my incubator (yes, they are still alive, and they are definitely Read more about With every step backwards there are several steps forward.[…]