New chickens

I drove to Mulbring near Cessnock from Sydney yesterday almost a couple of hours drive to buy some new Chickens. I wanted to find a new supplier and Cliff had many different varieties. A lovely bloke and worth the trip. He had pheasants, ducks and quails in addition to Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Isa Brown and other breeds. Here are the two chooks inspecting their new abode.

two new chickens in their new home
Two new chooks taking their first look at their new home

I am excited about recycling nutrients and food via the chickens into our newly created vegetable garden.

Haven Amphitheatre, Xmas 2012

Wonderful place, The Haven, an outdoor venue in Castlecrag, a leafy suburb of Sydney. Each year a christmas carol performance is held. It is a really simple and delightful premise, get the local community together to celebrate Xmas in an intimate natural space.

You can read more about The Haven and Castlecrag at

Organic Farming Project

I have been doing a study of Organic Farmers in Bathurst, Canowindra and Orange. Amazed at the difficulties farmers face, an unbelievable rural/city divide, money earned, connection with what we eat. Great people and places visited.