G'day from Binalong NSW.

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  1. Deborah Lane

    Deborah Lane Member Premium Member

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    G.day all.
    I'm in Country NSW, drought country. (no fires on our doorstep yet)
    Since 1988 I have tried, to one degree or another, to grow my own food. Being a renter did seriously limit this.
    Now, my husband and youngest son, are in our own home with a reasonably sized block. Around an acre. If we knew then what we know now, we would have looked for acreage out of the village, but here we are.
    Our yard had a small, old, orchard when we purchased. We have since added about 30 trees to that. Some are still alive, some are compost.
    We also had to disused shade houses that are 8.5 x 5.5 metres. One is now our veggie patch, the other is our chook/duck yard. WE have all raised beds for growing into. It's been a process. This year we were wanting to extend our growing capacity, alas, with the lack of water it won't be this year.
    We also wante4d to expand from one beehive to three, but the situation is pretty much the same. The flowering plants have failed, so less food for the bees. We are simply hoping to keep this hive alive.
    So as with all farming, it has its ups and its downs.
    I'm looking forward to sharing with you all.
    Cheers
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  2. GKW

    GKW Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    G'Day and welcome Deborah and thanks for sharing your story and the pics.
     
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    Welcome Deborah! You are lucky to have that infrastructure as that seems to be what many people struggle with when starting out on their self sufficiency project.

    Yes you are right regarding the water issues. You can only expand to the capacity of your water resources.
    More tanks are the only avenue if you have the catchment capacity.
     
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    Welcome to SSC Deb!

    Great pics too - nice shot of the poultry wow :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey Deb! I’m a little jealous of your block! Binalong is a beautiful lil town! Your likely neighbours with my cousins Dads! good luck with the bees!
     
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