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    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    The four survived up to the night of the fox. Sheep had damaged the wire on the ground so that there was a small hole between horizontal and vertical wire. Fox killed 16 chooks and injured two of the geese so badly they died later. I will get a photo to the two survivors as they are very cute...
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    Cheaper preserving jar alternative to Mason jars

    I tried half a dozen cheap jars for some mango chutney the boss made. The lid contacted the glass lip almost exactly at the point of tightening the seal. So I got a very unreliable seal and only one pop lid stayed down. So we decided to use that one as a gift and it leaked. The lid popped down...
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    Cheaper preserving jar alternative to Mason jars

    Preserving is really becoming a mainstream hobby/lifestyle. Even big w Harris scarf and mitre 10 sell jars and lids. I use the expensive mason jars for pressure canning and just buy lids for old jars for about 50c each if their original lid is not good enough. My favourite pickled item is aldi...
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    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    Four finally hatched. Now to get them eating and drinking. Geese don't need a dam but do better if they have water they can swim in for hygiene. I will get a photo of my small troughs but they need regular cleaning. Grass is fine although some recommend extra before laying begins. Plus if you...
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    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    First period they will be with the chickens as there is a lot of grass in there and it is theoretically fox proof. When my hip replacement is settled I will be fencing orchard. They will be moved in permanently when I have it safe. They eat only grass and weeds. They are messy in their water as...
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    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    Hi all thanks for the welcome. Some new goslings to add to the growing menagerie. These little gremlins are going to mow my orchard. Looks like I will get four.
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    Hi everyone

    Cheers I will try as I have lots of plans and little $$ but that is what it's all about.
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    Hi everyone

    Hi, I'm living on the mornington peninsula in Victoria. Have 12 acres with a few chickens, sheep, orchard and vege garden. Lived here for only 5 winter months and we are really looking forward to this spring. We intend to increase our self sufficiency as we develop.