"I tried a small cage trap and caught 4 smallish rats in one go! My big mistake was to keep a sturdy plastic bin in the shed containing a bag of sunflower seeds for giving to the chooks for an occasional treat. The rats chewed a…"
"I make little parcels with my food scraps and my worms seem to be quite happy both living and eating in those. I plonk the food scraps on a few sheets of newspaper, cut the scraps up a bit and then fold the newspaper over to form a neat package. I…"
I'm new to Queensland, so I'm still learning how to garden in a sub-tropical region. Much more rewarding than gardening in Melbourne!
I keep chooks for eggs, entertainment and lots of lovely chook manure for my vegie gardens. I have raised beds and fruit trees in pots as our soil in Jimboomba is just like concrete. I have been keeping worm farms for many years to help feed my vegies.
I have been a weaver, spinner and eco-dyer for many years and now I am retired I'm able to spend more time on these pursuits, as well as my garden. I exhibit my work every year at various venues during the Scenic Rim Open Studios and also at Beaudesert Arts and Information Centre. I'm a member of the Tamborine Mountain Weavers, Southside Spinners and Weavers group, and the Queensland Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists.
Skills and/or knowledge I would like to share
I am happy to share information on spinning and weaving groups in the area, but I definitely do not teach.
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