Roogulli Small Farm Design Tours

We hope to open Roogulli Farm again for tours in the future for an opportunity to see the place where Jennie and Chris try out eco-restorative approaches to gardening and farming.

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We haven’t had much luck with growing citrus outdoors at Roogulli. Lemons and limes that started out as good sized trees got smaller each year with the onslaught of long frosty winters.

After a bit of fast talking, our original polytunnel was relocated to the back of the Roogulli food forest. A collection of mismatching old bathtubs had been languishing in a corner after rejection by the style police for being too unsightly to be kept right in front of the kitchen window.

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One strategy to reduce heat island effect our cities is to plant more trees to shade buildings, pavements and other surfaces that absorb heat in summer. But how to plant trees in small gardens without filling up most of the garden space?

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A couple of sheep, four gates, a set of wheels and there you have it - a sheep powered lawn mower. Christened 'The Lamborghini' by Michael from Mountain Creek Farm, this mobile pen has proved to be handy for tackling areas of long grass that can be near impossible to mow.

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How often have you been lying in bed in the evening and realised that you have forgotten to shut the chooks up safely? Then comes the choice to stay snuggled up warm in bed and hope there are no foxes, dogs or cats lurking or taking yourself outside to close up the hen house. An old farmer shared this idea for a door to the hen house that lets the hens go in and out but keeps four legged animals out.

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Recently we have been doing soil pH tests at Roogulli to see what progress has been made with the acid soils. The results offer some hope for improving the soil without the expense of applying lime or gypsum.

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When the site cut was done for the Roogulli house, the earthmovers made two piles of the excavated dirt – one of the topsoil, and a separate one of the subsoil. The subsoil pile – largely clay and shale – is gradually being used to make mud bricks and provide rock mulch for paths and gardens.

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