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
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Turning flower-pots into castles The fish have been doing quite well. Although we are still experiencing some losses with the Barramundi, the Jade Perch are just going from strength to strength. When we asked the opinion of the supplier what he would stock three tanks with, he replied: ‘Jade Perch, Jade Perch and Jade Perch’. … Continue reading
Three weeks’ growth and we have babies!
…OK, some people call them fruit… Today is Day 21 from planting the grow beds, and what changes there have been! We have seen good growth with everything pretty much, but especially with the tomatoes, the capsicums and the beans. All of these now have flowers, and fruit has set on the tomatoes and the … Continue reading
We were always going to have losses
…and that’s a sad fact 😦 To date we have farewelled 24 fingerlings. Of course I have kept a chart (number, date and from which tank): Tank 1 (Jades)—7, Tank 2 (Jades)—5 and Tank 3 (Barras)—12. As I have no doubt mentioned before, it’s a bit of a balancing act, and out of 150+ fish … Continue reading
A full complement of fish It’s been only three weeks since the IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) arrived—all eight of them on the back of a truck. These metal crated plastic cube-like structures have a carrying capacity of around 1,000 litres each. We have put four to water collection from our lovely big tin roof, and … Continue reading
The Good Life in the 21st Century?
What is it to live a good life? It seemed both quirky and comical back in 1975 when the British sitcom The Good Life aired on TV, and Chris and I watched (from opposite sides of the globe) as Tom and Barbara Good attempted an escape from the daily grind by converting their little suburban block into a … Continue reading