Monthly Archives: April 2011

Knock, knock …

Ain’t nobody here but us chickens

“Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” was an R & B hit single recorded by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five in 1946 with music and lyrics by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney. Our chickens love hanging around our “coop” … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Easter Eggs

Easter eggs

I found this recipe in recipezaar.com (now food.com) but originally it came from Nestlé Australia’s website. It’s easy, a little messy but fun to make and delicious. The recipe makes between 36 and 64, depending on the size, enough to … Continue reading

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Rewanui

Rewanui track map

This week’s walk started at Donollie, a small settlement 13 kilometres from Greymouth. Cliff spent his day driving our Hi-Lux to Nelson with Dave Brooks to pick up eight bales of wood shavings for our chicken coop and many other … Continue reading

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Who laid these eggs?

Chocolate Eggs

Not these girls! It does seem like magic every time we look in their nesting box and see two perfect eggs. They love roaming around, exploring new places. In this picture they are heading into the native grasses just outside … Continue reading

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Lankey Creek Walk

Lankey Creek Map

  The walk today started from the car park at Blacks Point, just out of Reefton. That’s really great, because the shop in Reefton has the best ice creams (I think). If you are wondering why the Lankey Creek walk … Continue reading

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Designer corn

Designer corn

A lot went wrong with our corn crop this year. It was planted a few months late, might have been planted too close together and wind knocked it over twice but what reached maturity was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Chicken’s own salad bar

Chickens at their salad bar

The end of the vegetable growing season is a funny time. While the veges are ripening and getting bigger, insects are on the rampage too, ensuring we don’t want to eat some of our produce. Luckily, it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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