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Not everyones dream, but it is ours... So welcome to a touch of Wales in Oz... life at Maes-y-Delyn
Not everyones dream, but it is ours... So welcome to a touch of Wales in Oz... life at Maes-y-Delyn

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EOI- Berkshire weaners and day old chicks
This week has been productive so far.  We saw the arrival of Sage and Smokey's most recent, and most likely last litter of piglets. (As we have a replacement boar, and other bloodline waiting).  She delivered 10 healthy little porkers, and so far we have co...

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Composting
Following P lasticfree-July I
felt it was apt that we revisit another waste-reducing action that can be done
on a variety of scales; so it doesn’t matter if you live in an urban area, or
have a veggie patch or access to a community garden- and that’s compos...

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Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken lay a little egg for me... and hopefully hatch too
So
we have kept chickens for a number of years now; even before we began our
smallholding here at Maes-y-Delyn. However this has probably been our longest length
of time we have seen with the least number of eggs. Chickens
‘not producing’ is a common concer...

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The end of
June was the anniversary of us moving here and starting our smallholding
lifestyle at Maes-y-Delyn; Hard to believe it’s already been six years. Even
after that time we are still evolving and developing our block, our skills and practices,
learni...

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Raising chickens for the table- Tablebird project
We
regularly get asked what birds are best for various purposes, but one
in particular is for the table. And to be honest I think
every smallholder would love to find the ‘ultimate bird’; one that not
only
supplies a sufficient number of eggs per year (o...

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Beekeeping
The importance and benefit of beekeeping
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