Kerrie Kruger

Simple Living Workshop – Creating The Vision & The Next Steps

Live a ‘want-to’ life not a ‘have-to’ life In a small group workshop, we will guide you through the process of creating a vision for your simple life. You’ll be thinking about your current lifestyle and begin to build a pathway that will take you to where you want to be. We’ll explore the challenges …

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Herbs and Chicken Health

I love to grow herbs; I love their flowers colour, shape and of course their smell. My garden here in Meredith is slowly taking shape and herbs are planted everywhere, as they are so important for our health and wellbeing, but did you know that they are very useful in the chicken house? The great …

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Lemons, Strawberries and Community Food Swapping

Oh, my wasn’t it a wet and cold July? We have a lake in the yard, the ducks are happy, the dogs are muddy, the goat is not impressed and the chooks well they just avoid that wet stuff the best they can!                          …

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Backyard Chickens Things to Consider….

Keeping chooks provides your household with a daily supply of sensational tasting eggs from a sustainablepet that consumes your kitchen waste and weeds your garden.Keeping chickens is a great way to turn waste into food, entertain yourself (and your kids), and they increase the nutrients and health of your soil while eating bugs, insects and sometimes …

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Pondering weather and old folks tales…

  Pondering the Weather…. We check the tanks regularly for dropping water levels, vegies garden need watering, dams are drying up and creeks stop flowing, and we watch as the whole country side turns brown as crops are harvested and grass dries out, and I wondered, are we any different to the residents of the …

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What Chickens Can Teach Us

Backyard chickens can have an positive effect on our mental welfare, they are now being introduced into old age facilities and schools. Here they helped with social isolation and depression,  very positive outcomes from living alongside chickens. So have you ever noticed that spending time with your chickens is almost guaranteed to lift your mood! …

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Some Herbs for Chicken Health 

Basil- Used for mucus membrane health and has antibacterial properties Catnip- Repels insects and used as a sedative/relaxant Dill- Respiratory health, antioxidant properties, sedative/relaxant Fennel- Enhances reproductive health (egg laying) Garlic- Enhances reproductive health (egg laying) / helps control parasites Lavender- Smells wonderful, lowers stress, circulatory health, , insect repellent Lemon Balm- Smells nice in …

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Why live with Backyard Chickens?

Why Consider living with Backyard Chickens?   You can be a food producer! The local food movement is flourishing, and by keeping backyard chickens you can take pride in being a food producer and not just a consumer. You know exactly where your eggs come from! When you raise your own eggs and/or meat you …

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Life on the Urban Farm

The following is an article that was published in Grass Roots Magazine, which was written by Kerrie Kruger of Our Life Our Way 2012   Workshops and school visits fit around farm and business activities. Last year I wrote about our life on our farm and the chicken feeder that we make and sell. GR readers are a …

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Making the Journey Count

Grass Roots Magazine 2010 We live on a half-acre property in a cottage within a productive but slightly overgrown garden. Life is busy and I have to remind myself that life is a journey not a destination when it all seems to be going crazy. Peter and I juggle activities that include running a small …

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