… and another win in the fight against plastic 😀 We have a few things thriving in the aquaponics system, despite the heat. One noteworthy plant is a member of the gourd family—variously spelled loofah or luffa, this vine is producing the most delightful bright yellow flowers and most impressive ‘fruit’. A little Googling tells me … Continue reading
Category Archives: aquaponics
…in a good way…for preserving our fish! Life just seems to ebb and flow around me, and so since the last entry there has been a lot that has happened. I shall reserve these goings on for another couple of posts, so this one doesn’t get too cluttered and I stay on track with this … Continue reading
From backyard to belly!
a smaller version of paddock to plate 🙂 So tonight we feast! We feast on our own home grown Jade Perch and broccoli and carrots 🙂 It’s been another amazing day. I love winter (I guess because it is the antithesis of summer which I am finding hard to handle—especially with last year’s humidity and temps … … Continue reading
Seven eggs today!
The chickens are on lay! OK. I know that is not great English, but I have the 1967 Herman’s Hermits’ hit ‘No milk today’ in my head and it all just worked (… in my head!) 😛 But in contrast to the mood of the song, there is nothing forlorn about the back yard, the chickens, … Continue reading
Chickens and rice
… and all things nice! We had leftover rice from dinner last night that we put out for a treat for the girls this morning. When we first got this brood they quite timid, but they seem to recognise us more and more each day as the purveyors of fine food 😀 The garden has gone … Continue reading
Introducing the Barracuda 6000 and the Biologic 8000! We have been fiddling around the edges with the aquaponics system. Ostensibly it’s a CHOP set-up (constant height one pump). I say ostensibly as one pump runs the main part of the system (to and from the grow beds and the fish tanks) but we have another … Continue reading
Sweet, sweet corn
… so much to relish! (and no, the puns just don’t stop) Hot on the heels of great success with ‘canning*’ dill pickles and beetroot and our two types of strawberry jam, Chris took to one of the three stands of sweet corn in the soil garden and returned a bounty of 8 lovely ears (OK … … Continue reading
Plenty of plenty
and plenty more 😀 We have had a very productive time in the garden recently, but with all of the business of Christmas and end-of-year things, I did not get to post. Both the aquaponics and soil garden have been very prolific, so much so, that many of the presents we labelled and wrapped were from … Continue reading
New things on the horizon
… and soapy tales to tell! Wow! It’s been almost two months since my last post. How can that be? I did start a rather convoluted post about chickens which I hope to revisit, but in the meantime, long story short, we had one of our originals, Georgie, die. And then Blanche presented as being … Continue reading
How about them onions, then hey?
Alliums by the bunch! …or should that be alliae? Behold the above bounty of red onions that came out of the aquaponics system. They started out as an experiment, but we are both quite amazed that the onions have done so well. Mind you, the spring onions and the chives have always performed well, so why … Continue reading