Obtain A Yield: Permaculture Principle No 3.

Permaculture is an enjoyable way to live and if you are an enthusiast then you will be aware of the 12 permaculture principles.

As I am a person who needs to digest things over time my focus has been on principle 3 – Abtain a Yeild. It’s about enjoying the abundance and not missing out….well that’s my interpretation.

My focus for this point is to use the humble chicken.

Oh look at those beautiful chickens.

We feed the chickens and then we get eggs.

we eat the eggs and soon we will sell from our overflow which will pay for the food we feed them.

Another by-product from the chooks is poo.

I use the poo to make more no dig gardens.

That’s free fertilizer.

I also find harvesting the poo quite relaxing and it contributes to my good mental health. (who knew that collecting chicken poo could be so relaxing)

Another by product is the eggs shells, which we crush then using them for various reasons.

I will also add, how relaxing this activity is to do and afterwards my hands feel all nice and smooth.

When the chickens are finished being productive I have no problem with using them as stock.

A soup made from chicken stock is the most comforting food one can ever experience.

I love our chooks and they make me happy and I think that’s the best benefit of having chickens. I love hugging them, being at home with them, I love how they are productive, I love how they sound, I love how they invite me to enjoy the outdoors and I love how I was challenged to build a fence in my backyard.

I have been obtaining my yield with passion and gusto.

When you get into gardening remember to obtain your yield.

I Built A Fence and Fired the Neurons

The most strangest thing has happened to me in the last week and I am loving it. I have become organised, have been cooking meals again and have felt like I have come out of some kind of hazy fog.

What happened?

I built a fence. Yes, a fence and admittedly not the most stable of fences but it has done the job which needed to be done.

I want to build and extend the garden but because we have lovely chickens, this is impossible without some kind of fence or enclosure of some sort.

Last week I decided it was time to take charge, so I armed myself with a hammer, bits of wood, bamboo and left over chicken wire and I built a fence.

I felt powerful and free and since then so many things are just falling into place. At our coffee carers today it was suggested that I have fired of some neurons. I’m no scientist but let’s go with that hey!!!

Another nice thing that I’ve noticed is how much more my son wants to interact with the chickens instead of just heading for his iPad or computer.

He’s been calling him self the white chicken.

The thing that has also been pleasing me is, that I feel like I am living the dream.I want to be that person who is resourceful and doesn’t waste. I not only want to live within my means but live in the abundance that has been promised to me through Jesus Christ.

I don’t need a lot to be happy. I just need to be empowered to do the things that matter and walk in it. And I must add, how nice is it to have the fog clearing away.


A lovely Family Holiday

Just after Christmas we went away for a short family holiday. We took my Mother in Law along, where she got to spend time with her sister who lives on the way to our destination.

Oh dear, the road trip Macca’s pull. Why do we go there for??

I love these hills. They remind me of velvet

yellow, brown velvet hills. I think it’s a potential poem.

We then drove on to where my brother lives at Batlow.

This is his awesome house

Here’s another shot

It’s so good to see that things have worked out great for my brother and his family. They love the town and it looks like the town may love them. In the past couple of years its been tough as we lost my mum to a terrible illness, on this visit it was obvious that life is falling into place for them in a positive way. ¬†You can read about their adventures through My brothers partner, Funken Wagnel.

Besides spending some time with my family we did a little exploring of the place and walked through this glorious hallway of trees, the Sugar Pine Walk.

After spending two days in lovely Batlow it was time to make a move to where my husbands aunty lives. Our son did nothing but cry for the next hour because he wanted to visit Uncle and cousins and go back to Batlow.

He liked that visit.

While we were at my husbands aunties place (where his mum was), we spontaneously decided to buy chickens!!

You can’t see them all but we got four. Their names are Mr Bean (chosen and named by my son), Gandalf, Audrey and Georgia. They are sooooooooo cute!!!!!!

Now that we are home I feel very refreshed and content. Holidays are good for your soul and I’ve just decided, so are baby chickens.