Feeding the chooks and collecting eggs first thing in the morning.
We recently had a photography student named Matt on our property who had chosen us as his project for an assignment at Uni. Matt needed to portray “A day in the life of…” with 15 photos. He ended up following Tom around the property for 2 days and shot lots of photos in the process (he also did our new head shots, thanks Matt!) I do not know how he would have been able to just find 15 photos, I am having trouble myself minimising the amount of photos I would like to put up here… Anyway, here is the gallery of photos, which tells the story, with captions under each photo. Click on a photo to display in large size and scroll through.
The cows getting fed in the morning, after Tom has collected their manure (see wheel barrow on right)
Tom milks the goat whilst she is eating breakfast
The list of chickens and what they get fed in the feed shed.
Then the geese get fed
Onto feeding the chooks
And collecting the eggs
Watering the seedlings in the poly tunnel
After breakfast the cows get taken out into the paddock
And mummy goat gets reunited with her kids
Making the dog food
This speaks for itself…
Tom emptying and washing out the scrap bins
A faulty tap to fix
Attaching the fixed tap
Getting mulch from the nature strip cut the day before
Loading up the trailer
Wwoofer Andrew unloads the trailer with mulch into the mulch bins in the garden
Tom tidying up the garden
And giving weeds and greens to the garden chooks
More greens picked to make space for seedlings
Potting seeds and looking after seedlings in the polytunnel, and getting some seedlings for planting
Seedlings and buckets for soil taken to the garden
Planting bean seedlings
A big potato harvest
Prompted the need for a root cellar
An old fridge converted…
Wwoofer Lucia sorting the potatoes in the root cellar
Instructing the wwoofers on jobs to do
Showing the planting of seedlings
Checking the worm farm and getting the worm juice to water in seedlings
Electric fence required for the cows for the next day
Showing Noosa Permaculture group seed savers the large numbers of seeds available
Herb Robert seeds
Conducting a 1 1/2 hour farm tour
In the mean time the Urban Permaculture course is conducted on site by Anne Gibson
Society garlic broken up for planting out
Sifting the compost for adding to the seedlings
A nice box full
Water needed pumping up, to empty the water catching tanks some more and filling up the top tank for gravity feeding down.
The garden needed watering (gravity fed down from a dam water tank)
More compost required
Checking the large compost
Spreading out compost to create another garden bed
Close to the end of the day, forage is required for the animals
Marigold enjoys some arrowroot
She needs that bit extra, feeding herself plus the twins…
The chooks love the arrowroot too
And the other goats!
Time to make up food for the animals
First mummy goat, then the other goats further up the hill
Come on, let’s have a cuddle!
Calling the cows, they come running to the gate
Toffee wants a cuddle with Tom too!
De-ticking whilst giving them a rub and tying them up before being led to the yard
Leading the bull first
And tied up in the yard for feeding time
And a rub
And the two cows are led to the yard
There they are all tied up
And fed, with chooks pinching some too! After feeding the cows are untied and can roam in the yard overnight, so their manure can be harvested the next day!