Orchard netting complete!

Remember back when we upgraded the walls of our orchard with a new solid wire wall? Our plan at the time was to secure the top of the orchard with some netting, stretched over hoops. → It’s done! ← We’ve had the netting since we put up the hoops, but we stalled at the time becauseContinue reading “Orchard netting complete!”

Orchard upgrade: WIP

This long weekend we attempted to catch up on time we lost last week due to very hot weather. Saturday was still reasonably hot, but Sunday was lovely and cool, and we made a big chunk of progress on our latest garden upgrade: fixing the roof on the orchard. Our “orchard” consists of four espalierContinue reading “Orchard upgrade: WIP”

Some new girls for our flock

We have been running with two chooks in our hen-house since last summer. Raven (a pure-bred Australorp) has been the boss of the house, but she has only had Harriet (our Barnevelder hen you can see in the background of that shot above) to keep in place. Now we have introduced two new young hensContinue reading “Some new girls for our flock”