Green Quick Tips – Cooking, Chickens, and Rainwater Harvesting

Oh the joy of recording in 40°C heat!  I wonder if I should record an episode on how to minimize perspiration naturally!  Sounds like a plan.

Not that I am complaining, as I do enjoy researching and producing these green quick tips to share with you.  You may have noticed that there was no episode produced on Monday just past.  It was the Australia Day holiday here Down Under, so I took the day off.  Mind you, I was sick as well, so that did not help.  Much better now.

So on with the show.  Here are the three latest episodes;

Episode Nine; Green Quick Tips for Keeping Backyard Chickens. A subject dear to my heart. I have a flock of 9 hens that keep me flush with free range eggs, keep my garden fertilized, and keep my veggie patch weed seed and pest free. What is not to like about backyard chooks!

Episode Ten; Green Quick Tips for Harvesting Rainwater. Saving water is easy when you collect your own in rainwater barrels, cisterns, or rainwater tanks. Whatever you call them, it saves you money in the long run and allows you to grow much of your own food for free!

Episode Eleven; Green Quick Tips for Energy Smart Cooking. Want to save energy in the kitchen? This episode discusses the pros and cons of using electricity or natural gas to cook your food, including tips to save you money which ever method you choose.

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Until next time, stay keen and go green!


  1. says

    Good morning Gavin, We used to let our chickens free range all the time but my husband has now restricted that to Wednesdays only. When we did have them free range all the time they were SO happy BUT!!!! They created massive craters in our yard, in the grass, in the garden beds. They scratch up and destroy lots of things! Do they imprint certain places in their minds and keep going back there to make the size of their ‘crater’ bigger? Any advice?

    • says

      The bigger ones are a destructive lot! Where I don’t want them to go is usually fenced off. One method I have used is to lay chicken wire over the area that I don’t want disturbed. Make sure it is pegged down with tent pegs. They soon lose interest in that area and find somewhere else to go.


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