Bloody Bunyips Bloody Chooks
These little guys are bandicoots (not bunyips). Cute hey? Not so cute when they dig up your vege garden, churning everything over while on the hunt for grubs. So frustrating!
This is what the chooks will soon look like if they keep getting into the vege garden. I have to admit, I'm pretty sure it was me who left the gate open last time so I couldn't be too hard on the princesses. But after their last adventures I was crazy angry to the point of tears. BAAAAAAHHH!!!
So now the vege garden has been extended, has corrugated sheeting dug into the base of the fence and chook wire on top. We've also put in drip irrigation and shaded areas. The tomatoes have been awesome and I have 9 types of chillies going to flower, we ate lots of greens until it got too hot for everything and the bugs moved in to decimate the lot and now we're just trying to get some good crops in before the wet season starts. We also built a 3 pond floating aquaponic system in the nursery for the more delicate leafy stuff. Just need a pump and some fish and it'll be ready to rock'n'roll.
This is me inside the chook's enclosure. We set up some sprayers and have fenced off the area to let a few fruit trees and vines establish themselves without interference. I try to find excuses to pop in or wonder past (slowly) while I'm working on the farm. hehehe!
We rescued these native bees from a job site. They made their home in a stack of witches hats in someone's backyard. When the lady of the house called out for her hubby to "bring the spray, we have wasps", I went to check it out and stopped them from committing one of the worst crimes known to man. Australian native bees do not sting and it the little guys work for a whole year to produce just 1kg of honey. We brought them home to the farm where they can frolic happily and pollinate our fruit veges. So please please please think twice before reaching for the fly spray, even wasps are beneficial to the garden.