Early Summer Permaculture Update

It has been a while since I posted an update. Lots has happened on the farm since then. Of course, the garlic is nearly ready – just one more week before the first 500 come out.

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Here is my “Good morning” everyday.

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Oh, I thought some people might be interested in our set up for processing chooks and ducks.

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Last week the farmer across the road was spraying. I have checked and found no evidence of drift.

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The grapes I planted last year are nearly up to the horizontal wires – a milestone.

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Heaps of plums on the trees as long as we can keep the possums at bay.

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Here is our happy family of a turkey poult, a duckling and a chick being looked over by a rooster.

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This pear tree is astonishing. Can’t wait.

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We bought a dexter cow called Toot Toot with a calf at foot. They are pictured here with our Fresian heifer called Heidi.

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I also just picked up a kune kune pig called Turiel.

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Did you notice all of the mammals are black? Can you tell we support NZ rugby?

This Khaki Campbell is sitting on a mixed nest of chook and duck eggs. The first chick has hatched. We have four other broody ducks sitting on eggs as well.

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We dug about 20 kg of potatoes yesterday. This is part of our process of converting paddock to market gardens. There is a crop of cauliflower in the wheel barrow that will go straight into the ground. The spuds in the foreground are Maori potatoes. They will be harvest in another fortnight.

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New potatoes are fabulous. Yum.       Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 12.10.35 pm


Peace, Estwing