Sep 02

Yes Spring has Sprung on The Good Earth

More podcast segments from The Good Earth

The Podcast from the first show in Spring 2017  “Spring has Sprung” of The Good Earth podcast is available on the TGE website

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Click here – The Good Earth End of Autumn Show Part 01

Click here – The Good Earth End of Autumn Show Part 02

Click here – The Good Earth End of Autumn Show Part 03

 

You can also find a selection of the previous Podcasts there as well.

 

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Aug 19

The End of Autumn on the Good Earth

More podcast segments from The Good Earth

The Podcast from the mid August 2017  End of Autumn Edition of The Good Earth podcast is available on the TGE website

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Click on the link, turn up the sound and re-live the madness

Click here – The Good Earth End of Autumn Show Part 01

Click here – The Good Earth End of Autumn Show Part 02

 

You can also find a selection of the previous Podcasts there as well.

 

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Jun 18

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

 

I went to show a friend some beekeeping equipment and materials this weekend and discovered this!

 

 

 

 

This is what happens when you don’t clean your homemade leather and cloth gauntlets properly and the local mice get a bit hungry.

 

I had never seen this before and it’s no wonder the cats were so interested in the box where the gauntlets were stored.

The really annoying thing about this is that they were homemade gauntlets with soft leather riggers gloves that were easy to use and gave great feel and control while providing good protection.

It looks like I will have to make another set. The silver lining in all this is that I will be able to make a few improvements to the next set based on my experience with the first pair.

What’s the craziest thing mice have eaten at your place?

 

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Jan 08

The Good Earth – On Vacation Without Your Plants

Another podcast segment from The Good Earth

A segment from the December 2016 edition of The Good Earth podcast is available on the TGE website

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http://www.tgepermaculture.com/2017/01/vacation-tips-for-the-garden/

and you can find a selection of the previous Podcasts there as well

 

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Dec 23

The Internet of Chickens -Teaser

Back at the end of August another fox got in and killed two chickens before I scared it off. Grrrrrr!!

“That’s it”, I thought, “I wont let this happen again, I’ll build an automatic door for the chicken coop and that will (hopefully) solve the problem”.

I looked around to see if there were examples of automatic doors and, not surprisingly, I found quite a diverse range of ideas, DIY and commercial devices. After looking around and deciding on a design style there was nothing left to do except build it. Easy!

Well three months later,      I finally finished it.

Why did it take so long? Well, that will be the subject of another post (probably several really) detailing the construction, the false starts, the changes along the way and the programming (!) of, what is the start of,

The Internet of Chickens

For now, here is a short video showing the door opening in the morning to let out the chickens. And it was very nice to know that the chickens were being locked in at 9:00pm while I was out.

 

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