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  1. Gardenfuher

    Question Anyone else self sufficient with red meat through hunting?

    I will neither confirm or deny if any hunted roo ever made it into my freezer. I will say that kangeroo (even the store bought stuff) makes fantastic jerky.
  2. Gardenfuher

    Question Anyone else self sufficient with red meat through hunting?

    I'm in australia. My husband and I both hunt on nearby farms (our property is too small to hunt on). Technically we're varmint hunters, that's our justification for owning firearms. We get mostly rabbits (we eat a lot of rabbit) but sometimes goats, pigs or deer. We also shoot foxes (cash in...
  3. Gardenfuher

    Question Rain barrels and water capture

    We use icbs for overflow on our main tanks. We also run irrigation on our (very small) vinyard off icbs alone. They gravity feed into the pipes really well until they get down to about 1/4 full.
  4. Gardenfuher

    Ducks and foxes

    Yeah, I think we've just been herding the survivors into their pen at night rather than waiting for them to do it themselves. Kind of annoying but not a huge issue
  5. Gardenfuher

    Ducks and foxes

    Haven't seen dingo's or wild dogs around here. My husband hunts and he hasn't seen any on the local farms. We know there are tons of foxes around here though and the dogs have chased foxes out of the yard before.
  6. Gardenfuher

    Self sufficient wannabe

    Yeah, I'm in the mountains too and it's got wicked cold for a few nights earlier in the month. Everything's been growing so slowly this year. For veggies I've got garlic (planted in autumn), asparagus, kale, rocket, lettuce, couple of different beans (love my broadbeans), leaks, radish...
  7. Gardenfuher

    When is the best time to water your garden?

    Slugs are my number one problem In the garden. I'm fact I can't hint of any other bug that's actually caused me to lose plants. Slugs have turned me into a Disney villain when it comes to getting rid of them. I get really cold winters (for australia). There's usually 1 or 2 days of snow mid...
  8. Gardenfuher

    Pickled Nasturtium

    Wild rabbits got mine! I'm still sulking over it.
  9. Gardenfuher

    Pickled Nasturtium

    I did this a few years ago! They're not bad. Capers aren't really my thing but my husband really liked them. Will definately do them again sometime in the future.
  10. Gardenfuher

    When is the best time to water your garden?

    In spring it's got to be in the morning because if I water too late the slugs go nuts. In summer, more in the morning and a little in the evening. In autumn..... it happens when it happens. In winter I just don't water because we get crazy rain.
  11. Gardenfuher

    Self sufficient wannabe

    Hi Jake. It's been a wild spring (for us in Victoria at least) to start a new garden in this year. Hope ots going well for you.
  12. Gardenfuher

    Question What's the new additions to the garden does everyone have?

    I'm attempting to grow some old seeds my husbands grandparents brought to Australia from east Europe back in the 60s. The actual seeds are only about 7 years old though as that's when they got too old to tend their own gardens. I have a type of tomatoe that looks kind of like a beefsteak (We're...
  13. Gardenfuher

    Ducks and foxes

    Happened at sunset. I can only assume the fox was scouting the ducks for awhile. it was just before the ducks would have been locked inside for the night. We have two large dogs that usually keep the yard safe Most of the time. Unfortunately they weren't in the yard at the time. Very...
  14. Gardenfuher

    Ducks and foxes

    They're in a fenced (only about 1m high. It's not stopping predators) orchard during the day and locked up at night.
  15. Gardenfuher

    Ducks and foxes

    Two nights ago we lost 4 ducks to a fox. It took all the mini silver appleyards (about the size of a standard mallard) but seems to have left the khaki Campbell's alone. My assumption is that the khakis might be a little too big for the fox (as they are bigger than the other but not by much)...
  16. Gardenfuher

    Horseradish greens

    I actually decided to try drying some when I made the post. Not bad. Obviously they lose some of they're punch (like most things do when dried) but I think it'll still be an easy way to incorporate then later on. As for Kimchi... I make kimchi every year when my winter garden is done. I'll have...
  17. Gardenfuher

    Horseradish greens

    Every spring my horseradish send up a ton of suckers. When I pull them out I add them to salads for some extra bite. I'm wondering if anyone has any other, more creative uses for the leaves? I figures I could wrap some beef in them and roast it but that's about all I've got.
  18. Gardenfuher

    Kiwiberries

    No worries. I'm not too worried about pollination at this point (now I know it's possible with only one plant). It's pretty breezy here so it gets a bit of a shake on the trellis that way. I prefer having at least two of every plant anyway just incase something happens to one of them. I'm on...
  19. Gardenfuher

    Kiwiberries

    Thanks for the info. I have grapes so the pruning should be easy enough. Mulching and watering is no worries. I hope it'll self pollinate OK. I like my perennials to be low effort and anything that needs a lot of babying will probably end up getting replaced. Any idea if they go well from a...
  20. Gardenfuher

    Kiwiberries

    Does anyone have any experience growing kiwiberries? I was gifted one about 3 years ago. I threw it in the ground and it's been happily establishing itself on a trellis all this time. I was told not to expect fruit for the first 3 years and not a full harvest until 5 years. It's also supposed...
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