Thursday, June 2, 2016

Food Forest...

I woke up to the sound of rain last night.
Not a lot but still better than none. It is so dry here that there isn't even any green pick for my chickens. Each morning I go out and weed and take them down so that they are getting there greens. We get 10 eggs a day from our 14 girls so I need to keep them happy.



We sell 3 cartons a week which pays for the grain so our eggs are free.
I am thinking we have to fence of the food forest and let them go in there where it is still green.


Well greener..
This area is slowly coming along and the trees getting some height on them.


We have at last count I think 36 different fruit trees/vines...The passion fruit has fruit on it and the citrus trees are loaded.


This is our 1 lonely pumpkin from a self set vine....we have already had 2 frosts so the vine isn't in good shape.





This mandarin tree has never done well, this year the fruit is dying on the tree..
Any suggestions at all? I think we may have to cut it down..

























I can't wait till the day when we won't have to buy any fruit at all....The fruit I do buy I get from our farmers market each Thursday when I'm there....At the moment we can't get enough of the Stanthorpe apples. Plus our bananas, which are the best of coarse....


Well I better be going and packing for the markets.....

Blessings
Mandy

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