The magnificent John & Lyndall Picone

The magnificent John & Lyndall Picone

We took a trip down south to the hip and happening town of Mullumbimby. What a pleasant trip it was, to meet this passionate couple, John and Lyndall Picone (Picone Exotics).

Touching up the Stall with Captain Matty and George

Touching up the Stall with Captain Matty and George

Last week Captain Matty and my son George, started fixing up our little Farm Stall. It all starts with this first DIY fence, to be the new sign for Farm&Co Kingscliff. This is part 1, to be continued.

Testing Out The New Chook Sprinklers

Testing Out The New Chook Sprinklers

This past week has been hot enough to boil an egg on the roof. So much so, that Henny Marge and Henny Penny were complaining about the heat. They politely addressed the issue with Farmer Michele and today I walked out to see all the Henny's showering under the new sprinklers and bathing in the newly formed mud bath. Their feet covered in water, cool and happy, out of the evening heat.

 Farmer Michele ready to fix the problem.

Farmer Michele ready to fix the problem.

 Checking the pipes one last time.

Checking the pipes one last time.

 Ready, Set...

Ready, Set...

 Go!

Go!

 "Yippeeeee" - Henny Penny cooling off under the new Chicken Sprinkler.

"Yippeeeee" - Henny Penny cooling off under the new Chicken Sprinkler.

 "Hmm, that's better" said Henny Marge

"Hmm, that's better" said Henny Marge

 And there are more Sprinklers inside.

And there are more Sprinklers inside.

 Any extra water is used to fill the drinking tub.

Any extra water is used to fill the drinking tub.

Morning Drive to Byron for our new Organic Seedlings

Morning Drive to Byron for our new Organic Seedlings

Possibly the most important part of Organic Farming, is acquiring Organic Seedlings. For this we always travel down to Byron Bay (Actually Tintenbar) to see our good friend Luke. It's a fair hike to Tintenbar, but well worth the travel in order to start with the best seedlings.

A big shoutout to Luke, Hayley and Kian from Seedlings Organic at 111 Friday Hut Rd Tintenbar. This visit, we were introduced to all the crazy critters roaming around. Especially their curious-cat Puss and cute-as-anything Guinea Fowls roaming free on the property.

Now growing! Is our newest crop of Lettuces, Tomatoes, Raddichio, Kale, Spinach, Chives and Leeks.

 Caught Luke, in the middle of watering his little seedlings.

Caught Luke, in the middle of watering his little seedlings.

 Kian, Luke and Hayley (Left to right) from Seedlings Organic.

Kian, Luke and Hayley (Left to right) from Seedlings Organic.

 Posing for the paparazzi!

Posing for the paparazzi!

 "You may call me Puss"

"You may call me Puss"

 Puss, adoring all the attention.

Puss, adoring all the attention.

 Tight squeeze, fitting in all the seedlings.

Tight squeeze, fitting in all the seedlings.

 The most adorable little Guinea Fowls one ever did see, "Gobble-Gobble"

The most adorable little Guinea Fowls one ever did see, "Gobble-Gobble"

 Love the setup at Seedlings Organic.

Love the setup at Seedlings Organic.

 Puss trying to sneak a ride back to Kingscliff.

Puss trying to sneak a ride back to Kingscliff.

 Sprung! Sorry Puss, you're not coming to Kingscliff today.

Sprung! Sorry Puss, you're not coming to Kingscliff today.

Feeding our free range chickens with the extended family

Feeding our free range chickens with the extended family

To continue our post-Christmas celebrations, this week our extended family flew in from all different far flung places (even London!) to the small coastal town of Kingscliff. It was such a lovely week, swimming each morning at Kingy Creek before lazing around reading books and drinking coffee down at Mockingbird Cafe. In the afternoons I would duck out to feed the chickens, as is routine. One of these days my Family and Sister-in-Law joined me to spread the scraps and collect the just-laid eggs from all our wonderful hens.

This is one of my favourite things to do on the farm. If you're ever around, please do say hi and I'll take you out to see the chickens.

 Roaming free at Farm&Co

Roaming free at Farm&Co

 My husband Ian, being followed by the hungry hens.

My husband Ian, being followed by the hungry hens.

 Cheeky chicken just checking the menu

Cheeky chicken just checking the menu

 Organic Vege leftovers!

Organic Vege leftovers!

 Looks yummy!

Looks yummy!

 You have to be mindful collecting eggs, sometimes hens can be a little clucky

You have to be mindful collecting eggs, sometimes hens can be a little clucky

 Having a laugh with my Sister-in-Law Jenny

Having a laugh with my Sister-in-Law Jenny