Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chooks, steel and garden stuff

Our four newly arrived chooks - nice looking birds from the sunshine coast
Yeap, that's a chicken tractor
Putting a fence around the veggie garden, you do have to dig down the fence because of our friends the rabbits

Posts marking the corner of the raised beds in the garden - can be used for many things, but mainly so that the garden hose doesn't take a shortcut across the beds
Tanya's herb spiral of her own design
There are many walkways in the garden - which means a lot of effort to make them work properly
You gotta love that fieldpea - only $3.95 a kilo as seeds and it is the hardest working seed in the mix
It was only a couple of weeks ago we seeded up the swale
The second shed

We just had 25 mm of rain, so we got the tanks set up just in time
Well, that worked out good
Levelling the pad for the tanks
They are so fast getting the frame up - hours not days

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The making of a veggie garden - Part one

Putting the gravel on top of cardboard with folded sides on to the bedsIt takes a lot of gravel and cardboard
A pallet load of sugar cane mulch standing by for future use in the garden
A lot of irrigation outlet points around the garden

All the walkways are dug down and are on level
It is hard work
Good gravel
The future center aisle
The excavator makes the work a bit easier
Jesse brings in goodies from the garden every night

We are already seeing growth from what we seeded the other week
The topsoil in place
The site looks really big now when all the topsoil has been raked out