Permaculture in Action

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Around the Farm

6 bantam chicks

The secret garden down beside the house

Across the other side of the path. You can just see the blue box for our solar panels on the wall

The house garden with chook run under the mulberry

Baby goslings just starting to hatch. I risked life and limb to get this shot!

Garlic patch

Raspberries just starting to flower

Dinner time!

Todays haul

Our pecans are flowering for the first time
Another little bantam has gone clucky, so I've taken away her little eggs , dowsed some full sized  eggs in the hope  that I choose females to pop under her in the morning.

Here you can see the heart shaped pendulum that Mark made me from brass angle and braising rods.
 As you may be able to see, the day has been quite overcast and drizzling with rain. We have had quite a lot of rain over the last week or so and everything is looking green and abundant. I love how the farm looks in Spring.


  1. My favourite photo was the circle of hens around the feeder, and of course the baby goslings! Everything just looks so gorgeous with all this rain , the colours really came out in your photos!

  2. I would love to visit your 'secret' garden, it's so lovely. Thank you for risking life and limb to get the shot of the little goslings, they are adorable. I am envious of your raspberries! We have tried growing them here, but it really is just too hot. xx

  3. Lovely pics, thanks for sharing and I hope you get baby hens! :)

  4. Thanks for your efforts to get gosling shots!
    I'll second Kim - the colours looks so lush and it made me think of how it could look in summer, possibly a little wilted and dry!
    Kate is there any chance that you could post about how you put in your garlic? We are hoping to plant a decent crop next year and I'd love some of your knowledge!

  5. What lovely photos. My favourite is the one of the chooks too. A great shot! Your place is lovely!

  6. Rain makes everything greener. Here, we're winding down the greenery and all the colors of autumn are popping up little by little. Love those cute chicks! And what is the name of the orange-y flowers in the secret garden? My son mentioned to me last week how fun it would be to have a secret garden...I think he was talking more about the hiding in it than the plants.

  7. Love the chickens and the goslings... secret gardens, too! All looking lush and healthy.

  8. Hi Evi, Mark has done a great post over on his blog Mandala gardens about planting garlic.
    Ellen, the flowers are nasturtiums.

  9. What a wonderful wander around your garden and farm.
    Everything looks so lush and green and the Bantam chicks are just gorgeous.
    Nice lot of eggs, our girls are on a go slow and I've been wondering if there's a secret egg stash somewhere, but as they are kept in their run till mid afternoon, I don't think that's the case.
    Gorgeous little Gosling and I ♡ Mulberries. I spotted the first leaf about to come out on our tree, so we are quite a way behind you in the garden stakes.

    Claire :}