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by dggoatlover
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Eat Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Re: Eat Wild

Hi Kathleen

Is this the type of thing you are looking for - this is a site I came across a few months ago:

http://www.survival.org.au/index.php

Des :D
by dggoatlover
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Chooks
Replies: 11
Views: 8794

Re: Chooks

Success!!!!! The eggs started hatching yesterday afternoon YEAY!!!!! By late last night we had four that I moved to a broody box - I made sure they were all dry first though. Probably a bit soon but they were flopping all over the place upsetting all the other eggs in there. They are all silkie or s...
by dggoatlover
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Chooks
Replies: 11
Views: 8794

Re: Chooks

Five days to go and I have no idea if any of the eggs have taken - we'll have to wait and see!
by dggoatlover
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A New Brisbane Member
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Hi Heather! Welcome from me as well - nice to have another Qld'er on here! :D :D :D
by dggoatlover
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Chooks
Replies: 11
Views: 8794

Re: Chooks

Its a Janoel brand. Plastic outer - Fan - maunal turn. Just go the basic model. See how it all goes. If I do okay selling some chooks I might consider getting something a bit more upmarket. But this is just a bit of fun for me and the kids and the moment :D
by dggoatlover
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Solar electric fencing
Replies: 6
Views: 7041

Re: Solar electric fencing

I have a Gallagher unit running off a solar panel. Basically the solar panel is connected to a deep cell battery and the battery is connected to the unit. My new one is a lot bigger - does up to 10km - it will allow me to extend my fencing. I run five strands of turbo braided wire on star pickets. W...
by dggoatlover
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Chooks
Replies: 11
Views: 8794

Chooks

I have some eggs on the go! I purchased a new incubator which arrived yesterday so I have set everything up according to the instructions and put my first eggs in this morning. 7 x Plymouth Rocks and 13 x silkie - now I just have to remember to turn them and cross my fingers in 21 days! :D :D
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: Alpacas in CQ

I have a solar panel hooked up to a battery that runs our system. Works great for us :D
by dggoatlover
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: Alpacas in CQ

We had an existing barb wire fence on the boundary and we have run hinge joint over the top. Then for the internal fencing I use five strand electric on star pickets. The girls are trained to the electric fence now so aren't usually much trouble - except when it shorts and they can tell its not work...
by dggoatlover
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Red Lantana
Replies: 46
Views: 28875

Re: Red Lantana

Well done - she looks amazing!!!!! What a beautiful girl she has become :D :D
by dggoatlover
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: Alpacas in CQ

Love your blog! And your boys are beautiful! Yeah ours prefer the short grass as well which is fine as the goats prefer to eat the crap stuff! So suits both really weel sharing a paddock :D We have escapees on a regualr basis. If there is a way out the goats will find it :evil: Definitely keeps you ...
by dggoatlover
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Canning done, dehydrating done - what next
Replies: 21
Views: 10112

Re: Canning done, dehydrating done - what next

Thanks for the tips. We don't have an Aldi up here but I will keep an eye out at the local stores for any good specials :D :D
by dggoatlover
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Small Farms
Topic: Pasture Management Workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 10963

Re: Pasture Management Workshop

Hey I have a favourite blog I like to read from a blogger in the US who owns a cattle ranch - she is always discussing the ins and outs of pasture management, self sufficiency etc. Thought some might find it interesting if you haven't discovered it already - http://matronofhusbandry.wordpress.com/ :...
by dggoatlover
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Preserving and Canning in Australia
Topic: Canning done, dehydrating done - what next
Replies: 21
Views: 10112

Re: Canning done, dehydrating done - what next

Oh wow! Thats sounds so yummy! I've been looking at dehydrators at the local electrical stores. Are they a reasonable buy or is there another brand that people suggest?? :)
by dggoatlover
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: Alpacas in CQ

Hi Haley - if you can handle your sheep you can handle your pacas. I'm sure we are all happy to try and answer you questions or find a local breeder in your area as they are usually happy to help if they can. The Alpaca Assoc website has a listing of all its members from state to state etc. If you a...
by dggoatlover
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: We're moved!
Replies: 19
Views: 15456

Re: We're moved!

I wouldn't say our property has a name as such but we just use the name of our stud mostly - "Calliandra" - its my favourite flowing shrub. I plan to eventually have them planted all over the place. They are so beautiful and also make good animal fodder. :D :D
by dggoatlover
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Re: Alpacas in CQ

Yep I agree with Vicki - we halter our boys at least once a week to keep them up with it. :D And same again with rotating paddocks etc - I rotate my girls etc monthly into a new paddock. There is also a book by Pat Coleby called Natural Goat and Alpaca Care that has some good points in it for natura...
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Sustainable 'Green' Living working to self-sufficiency
Topic: We're moved!
Replies: 19
Views: 15456

Re: We're moved!

Thats a great name - funny how they come to be sometimes :lol: :lol: I love you property name to Vicki - its so unique!

Hope those bees settle in soon and start making yummy honey! :D :D :D :D
by dggoatlover
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Alpacas in CQ
Replies: 24
Views: 17419

Alpacas in CQ

Just thought I would move this to a separate thread so we aren't imposing on the cow talk :D We haven't had any troubles with ours alpacas at all. They cope well with the weather up here in CQ once acclimatised and we had no problems with any during the floods/rain other than one of the boys getting...
by dggoatlover
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: House Cows/Goats
Topic: Finally... the one stop shop (or should I say forum)
Replies: 13
Views: 6145

Re: Finally... the one stop shop (or should I say forum)

Well that depends on how good your fencing is! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: If there is a way out a goat will find it :roll: I did toy with the idea of Dexters before getting my goats but I don't know anything about cattle management. Goats seemed the easier option as I had grown up with friends who had ...

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