Category Archives: chickens

Mid-week in pictures

We’ve had a busy week with my parents in town. We’ve been potting up cuttings and seedlings, getting log-splitting lessons, constructing a feeder for the chickens, weather-proofing the run a little more, watching the chickens and waiting for the seasons … Continue reading

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A family long weekend

We had a long weekend this weekend to celebrate Canberra Day. My parents are visiting so everything’s a bit crazy and we’ve been getting up to all sorts of things which are not remotely blog-worthy. Dad and I constructed some … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

Here are some pictures for Thursday. I’ve decided to make mid-week pictures a regular feature on ruth plus two. For us, the working week is all about survival, not so much about making. I don’t have many projects to share … Continue reading

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How to make your own drinker for chickens – for under $30

There are lots of great automatic drinkers for sale around the place – unfortunately most of them cost a lot of money! Whilst browsing on the Australian Backyard Poultry Forum, I came across a great thread about making your own. … Continue reading

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Out for a scratch with Betty, Ada and Maud

We’ve had our chickens for a week now and things are going well. We’ve solved our problem of not being able to tell the two small hens apart from each other by putting a poultry leg band on one. Now … Continue reading

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Blogging from bed

Things have been a bit quiet this week because I’ve caught myself a nasty case of bronchitis. It’s the same deal as Elena had last week. We like to keep things in the family around here. Anyway, my doctor has … Continue reading

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A Hudson hat for Elena

When Elena saw I’d finished a hat for Hugo, she wanted in on the action. Luckily, I started this Hudson hat way back in November. I had all the knitting done, all that was left was to make the tassel … Continue reading

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Some curtains for the chooks

We’ve had another hot and busy day here, and I must admit that it’s sapping my desire to sew for KCW. I think I’m going to pass on my final hour of sewing and try to finish off a little … Continue reading

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And so KCW begins!

It’s after dinner on Monday night. The first day of Kid’s Clothes Week…and I have done exactly…nothing! Well, I have washed my fabric. Does that count? I have grand plans for some pajamas for Elena, and some shorts for Hugo … Continue reading

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Crazy…or ambitious?

We all survived my first week back at work. I don’t think I’ve been so exhausted in a long time. Hugo chose to break his recent habit of sleeping through, which didn’t help, but I think much of my tiredness … Continue reading

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