Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Keeping chooks is easier than a dog or a partner
Many of us over the past months have gained interests in skills that were popular when our parents were young, or even when our grandparents were alive. I'm thinking along the lines of growing our own vegetables or fruit trees. I know I've been enjoying the multitude of benefits of homegrown tomatoes and spinach. Have you been busy with a veggie garden during the pandemic?
I also know many people now have an interest in keeping chickens in their backyard. I used to, though downsizing now makes that impossible.
What are some of the benefits of keeping chickens?
Chickens lay eggs. Chickens create excellent fertiliser for the garden. Chickens make great pets. Chickens are like a natural garbage disposal Chickens are fairly easy to take care of.
Chickens help control bugs and weeds naturally. Fresh, home-grown meat ( for those who are really brave).
Claire Bickle is a Brisbane based poultry and gardening expert. Not only does she teach horticulture at TAFE, but she's also a regular contributor to popular gardening publications and has her own Chook Talk Back segment on ABC612.
Claire will be sharing her knowledge of Keeping Backyard Chickens at IndigiScapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba on Saturday, 3rd of October.
She will provide information about housing requirements, feed, bedding, and the different chook breeds. Claire will discuss how to navigate council regulations and there will also be time for questions and answers.
This workshop will commence at 9am with a completion time around 10:30am and is a FREE event for adults only. Strictly limited so reserve your place by phoning 3824 8611 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.