Chickens are reliable, but they are not machines. What happens when the nest box is empty and you only have one egg left but need more! No, you can’t lay your own, but other types of birds can. Enter the Quail!
It’s late Autumn now. Chill nights lead to mostly sunny days, but some rainy days too. Only a couple of cicadas left calling for mates, and they will be quiet all too soon. Deciduous plants are preparing to sleep, casting off leaves that survived the Spring bugs and scorching Summer sun. I love Autumn. The leaves …
My face on the Sun
like lava spat on blue ice
when your hand is there
Watching backyard chickens go about their business is kind of like watching wind rustle through a tree, or rain falling on the grass. Anything that you can just sit there and watch for a while, add the chickens.
There are few things as satisfying as finding a bulky package in the mailbox, opening it, and finding a book in there with your name in it. This is what happened to me just a few days ago, and I wanted to share the experience with you as soon as possible.
I love the stock market. I love that idea that with a lot of hard work (and a lot of luck) I could possibly pay off my homeloan a little bit early. Another part of it is watching small companies realise their potential. Like the one that’s using ocean waves to create electricity. Or the …
Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’….