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by Ashlee
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: tortured willow
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

tortured willow

thinking about planting a tortured willow tree on my property (30 acres) but hesitant incase I get fined for it. I plan to put it close to my dam in a corner of the block. I'm aware it's classed as a noxious weed by the govt. What are people's views on this? Would you recommend I go ahead? Your advi...
by Ashlee
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

planting pasture

thank you stringy bark. I like the sound of the direct drilling technique. I'll chat to a few people including my current sharefarmer (don't know his views on NSF) and an agronomist to see what the best approach is. as we don't have much farming machinery yet that in itself presents a bit of a chall...
by Ashlee
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

thanks again Duane, yes I would love the water and fertility over the farm as well! the dam is at the very bottom corner of the hill on my property so I guess it's catching all the run off untill I can set up some contours once the crop is off. now that we have a tractor to do that type of work we c...
by Ashlee
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

thanks for chook poo tip Duane. two more questions for forum users. At the moment we have hay growing on our property but after that's harvested we were thinking of sowing pasture. What is the best way to do this without having to plough, spray etc ie can we just sow the seeds?? question two. our da...
by Ashlee
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13038

If you have already planted eucalyptus trees on your property unknowingly of their drying out of the landscape what can you do?? they are about 4 years old and of course doing very well. Is it possible to plant anything underneath/ in between which reduces this problem?
by Ashlee
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 4605

we are building a new house and are using a worm farm as our septic system you can even use the 'worm juice' as fertiliser. requires no maintenance at all, even kitchen water goes through it and best of all no chemicals. If you are away on holiday and the worms get hungry, they lay eggs incase they ...
by Ashlee
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

just a little update on our progress. it's only been a month but we've planted out all our tube stock consisting mostly of different varieties of grasses and shrubs. our lawn mulch is also compostiing away and underneath it's moist and big earth worms are wriggling around which is only a good thing!...
by Ashlee
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

thank you duane. I have a bit of homework to do but this is a great start for me now :)
by Ashlee
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

thank you Ian for your advice. yes I was amazed the top soil was removed too....but I will move forward! since we are in the process of building a house on the block as well I might refer to our architect sketches as I believe he did a topography chart in order to place our house in the best positio...
by Ashlee
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

Hi Col, actually my brother-in-law owns a Jim's Mowing so we have been collecting grass clippings for a few months now, which we have been spreading over certain patches around the tree lines.
by Ashlee
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

what should I do first?

Hello to the NSF people out there. I'm new to this forum and I've only learnt about NSF and Peter's techniques this year. I bought a 30 acre property just outside Geelong, victoria 5 years ago. As far as I know it was mostly used for grazing but in time we've owned it we've had a share farmer (using...

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