Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chickens: Welcome Ladies

We have chickens!! Our new hens arrived today into their new home. Blood sweat and tears have been poured into its construction and now it has become home to four fat ladies who immediately got down to scratching around the lemon tree and checking our their new digs. It is a proud moment for a pudgy city boy I can tell you.

We have three nesting boxes, angled perches made from old pallets and a wood pile full of delicious bugs and spiders to feast upon. It will be interesting to see the impact on the lemon tree of our new residents as chook poo and activity is apparently very good for fruit trees and citrus in particular.

Lay well ladies and may the force be with you.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Weather: Bureau of Meteorology Data

Here is the data for our area from the Bureau of Meteorology Data. As you can see we have pretty good rainfall but we do hit a dry patch during winter and early spring.