Chicken Yard Progress, kind of. . .

At present, whatever way I look at the garden, it’s all hinging on the chook yard.

I appear to have worked myself into a ‘corner’. I think it’s a good corner, but a bit annoying nonetheless. I can only hope that it will force me to focus on the job at hand.

Before I can get the main garden bed ready for the remainder of autumn and winter I need to get the rest of the retaining walls finished so that I can move the plants that are being held over in the main garden bed.

To finish the retaining wall I need to finish the placement of the chicken yard and to effectively do that I need to finish digging out the last few plants that are in my way and complete the small rock wall that I have been progressively working on.

On the whole, the days here have been rather mild, but the sun has still been rather intense. Not normally being one to perspire readily, I have broken a sweat often within an hour of starting the work.


After years of being without chickens I am really missing their presence in our garden as it once again starts to morph into the lush potential that it holds. Turning a sandy site into something like the image below, only bigger, with deeper relationships between elements. That is the vision I hold in my mind when I am digging hydrophobic sand on the hillside.



About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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