Vlog 5: a new pump


When we extended our aquaponics system recently, we exceeded the capacity of the existing pump to pump enough water through the additional pipes at a rate from which the plants could extract enough of the good stuff.  As it was, we were close to its maximum flow and not doing a very good job in…

Some bunnies… 


It’s hot and the bunnies know it! Every day in this heat, I put a 2 litre bottle of ice in the rabbit hutch once temperatures begin to climb. The rabbits love it and spend a few minutes knocking the bottle around the place and jumping on and over it before settling down, one on…

The last of the goldfish


It was a sad day yesterday, I found the last of the goldfish in the aquaponics floating belly up in the IBC tank. We’re not sure what is causing the problem. None of the local pundits have been able to identify the cause of what liiks like blood under the scales and a thick mucus…

Staring straight at the Sun


When the temoerature’s over 40°C for days on a row, a well built system of shade is necessary. It’s good to make that shade out of edible plants and porous surfaces. The view in the pic above is from our front door, looking straight to the West where the afternoon sun is now down at…