The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

The best way to bring a sustainable change in the world around me is by bringing the change in myself

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Open compost bay ... update on the chooks ...

One good thing about having the sheep is having lots of droppings to add to the compost. After cleaning out the sheep shed every few days, there was a mountain of bedding hay to add to the compost. My very helpfull son helped knock 4 star pickets/posts in and tied 4 sheets of colourbond to them. This will be our first raised bed at Mulgoa farm at Sydney, the bin is filling up fast and so we going to have to knock another bay together soon.

The chookhouse got a good clean out as well this weekend, all the lovely poop and sugarcane mulch joined the hay.The girls are still laying well, The leghorn Isabella, donated by a lovely Italian couple, lays beautifull large white eggs. Silkies and Ginger are laying well too. The 2 black Austolopes are only 18 weeks old I think,so not long to wait. Going with Henny and Penny, finally decided they needed a name so it got to do.Yeh not very original I know.

One thing you will find out about me is, If it stands still long enough, It's going to get painted. My favorite colours are Brunswick green, purple(painted caravan, agapanthus, and pine cones) and hint of orange (honeysuckle,oranges, clivia and bird of paradise) All colours from the bird of paradise flower, add to tie all these colours together a lighter green for (water tanks and colourbond/corragate).The sheep shed got painted today with Brunswick Green for all the woodwork and light green for the colourbond sheets.Amazing what a slap of paint can hide,using recycled materials you sometimes end up with a few different materials but just paint them and it looks wonderfull. Will post a photo soon.

It's been a very busy weekend, and tomorrow is the start of another week. I wish you a great week. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time
Rina .....Chester

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