During weekend 1, the main structure was built. Weekend 2 arrived and work began on the sleeping area, nesting boxes and framing for the access doors. First up we installed the roofing sheets onto the area that they will sleep in and hopefully lay us some eggs. We still had leftover sheets from the sheds … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 2
I have wanted to upgrade the chicken coop for a while now so took some time researching a number of different plans, sizes and shapes and narrowed it down to what specifications I wanted within the coop. Below is the coop that I built about two years ago from a range of leftover wood laying … More Upgrading the Chicken Coop – Part 1
We have been collecting old used forklift chains (from Clint’s day job) for some time now given we were sure we would find something to make them into. After getting quite a collection together, I decided I wanted to make a fire pit. At first, I had to learn how to tack weld so Clint … More Building a fire pit
I recall saying to Clint about two months ago after we finished building the first garden bed cover that I wanted to fast forward to when they are all completed – I guess I was just wishing! Well here we are and over the past couple of months we have constructed 7 garden bed covers. … More All the garden beds covers are complete!
As you know I have been growing a lot of our own food in garden beds at home. I have 5 large and 2 small raised garden beds on rotation which all had nets covering them. Unfortunately I have these little guys to the right visit me most nights while we are sleeping who think … More Protecting my produce with raised garden bed covers
After a near on 40 degree celsius day yesterday, it was so nice to wake up to a cool morning. We felt like we had a new lease on life, renewed energy and a skip in our step. The birds all around us were out in force, fluttering around and as happy as we were … More Birds enjoying the cool change
Sorry for those that received this post a week before it was meant to go out but here it is completed! With February now behind us, I have continued to track my learnings from this month as I head towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Not just in the hope that those that will read this … More Sustainable learnings from February