For all you fresh produce lovers out there. Caroola Farm’s next batch of organically grown, sustainable, pastured Chicken, Duck and Pork will be available on Friday 4 April 2014.
You can order directly from us for collection or delivery. Find us at Braidwood Farmers Market on Saturday 5 April, Northside (UC) in the afternoon on Saturday 5 April, Southside Farmers Market on Sunday 6 April or in-store at Food Lovers Market Bungendore.
Limited stocks of our Caroola Farm Beef are now available at Food Lovers Bungendore. If you miss out, our next lot of freshly processed Free Range, Humane, Locally Produced beef will be available for free delivery to the Canberra Region from February 2014.
Pre-orders are only for full, half or quarter portions. We have limited stock, so order early. A $100 deposit is required and the balance payment based on $15.00 per kg … CONTINUE READING →
With recent scares (as well as not-so-recent ones) about the chemicals used in agriculture that DO have the potential to end up in your food, what do you do?
Aside from going and doing your own science degree so that you can understand food labelling systems, and being fastidious at ready every label, and not buying something without one, there are a few choices…
The biggest voice we have is our wallets and the only way to stop large companies using chemicals is to choose NOT … CONTINUE READING →
Having done some Yeoman’s keyline plowing in January and throughout a little of Autumn, the results are now pretty clear…
Not only is there increased green leaf compared to the rest of the paddock which is quite yellow, but there is also a change in pasture composition, to microleana and/or phalaris (the original pasture before fire).
These pastures have had nothing else done to them, and, although have recent rain, it is below the yearly average…
1 day old baby Light Sussex chickens. We started with 3 dozen in the incubator. 1 dozen got discarded due to being infertile eggs or not forming a proper embryo. So far we have 8 hatched and healthy, and a few more eggs we’ll give to the end of the day…
With Lui our Kelpie not quite doing the trick on the guarding front, we researched dogs that would assist in both guarding the farm and protecting our flocks. We settled on a Maremma pup. Mario the Maremma joined us at 3 months old… and he’s still in training.
We started with 6 Isa Brown chickens to test our our newly built chicken tractor.
We added another 20 and moved them from the yard out into the paddock using 50m electric feathernetting.
The tractor has roosting in it, plus laying boxes, and the hens return there each night, as well as laying their eggs inside the tractor. They are moved onto fresh pasture every 3 or 4 days so that they can scratch for bugs in fresh grass and fertilise the soil as they go. They are given supplementary feed for their health as well as shell grit to … CONTINUE READING →