Tropical Heritage Garden Diary:
Nipa and roof waiting for repairs
Are there any seeds left to grow?
While Miss Piggy and friend enjoy the sun
Older and Younger Brothers
Hatched 27 January
Young Vines growing in old Ube Patch
Planted 20 January
Roof Repairs continue
Shy mother hen still going
Seeds planted 4 January
Ducks (of all ages) Everywhere.....
Spiders hiding under house eves
New Seeds arrived by post
Compost crops, greens and grains
Our First Upo!
Experimental Compost Plantings
Mixture of Alfalfa, Summer and Decorative mixes
-Various types of anti-chicken and duck protection
Finished -Except for the cleaning up!
COST NIPA REPAIRS 2015
-PERIOD FEBRUARY 5-21(15 DAYS)
NIPA (3,000 PIECES) = 9,000
UWAY (12 BUNDLES) = 1,800
A & B -> 650 X 12 DAYS
A & C -> 600 X 3 DAYS
** TOTAL = PHP 20,400 **
Now Nipa, nipa, everywhere......
....including the two new compost heaps
More Shy Chicks!
while some older chicks are still going strong
with ducks of all ages everywhere!
and ever more baby ducklings
....and down she goes!
Then digging up the pig pen floor to place deep litter
.....and provide soil for compost areas
The Duck Pond needed to be cleaned up
-after fish died from too much (baby) duck
Fallen Banana Trunk finally removed and fencing
Extra protection needed against young chicks
Semi-ripe bananas used as animal fodder
Termite nest found on fence
-and a failed water feature waiting for treatment
Happy Hens -but one badly trampled duckling trying to
Pit for deep litter floor started
...and new growing areas created
Soil from pig pen
Water Feature made to leak
Drained -ready to be filled with soil
Re-seeded and put to bed
Sown with grains and compost mix
Trying to find order in the bean jungle
....but the pig pen continues to rise
....and the roof starts to take shape
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