1 : Introducing Fowl Play - Small Farm Chats
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
'If people like dinosaurs they should get chickens.' Introducing Jackie, Laura and their suburban farms with chickens, ducks, and ideas for future gardening ventures ..read more
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20: Learning what thrives on neglect
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Jackie and Laura return to the pod, reflecting on the hectic few months it has been adding to their human families. This episode covers learning what to prioritise in the garden and coop when you have very little time and energy, and the realities of raising ducks and chicks from eggs to adulthood ..read more
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18: Duck sex and budget garden tips
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
In this episode Jackie discusses the mechanics of duck mating and egg-incubation fails. Laura talks techniques on turning a free-range rabbit into a helpful garden companion. The Fowl Play crew also talk about ant-farming aphids, money saving tips on using what you’ve got for garden edging ..read more
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17: Incubating Duck Eggs and Australian Native Cottage Gardens
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
In this Episode, Jackie has her first crack at incubating her Runner duck eggs. She does not rate the cheap incubator she bought but is cautiously optimistic that this batch may work out anyway. Laura details the marvellous plant haul she scored from a local Canberra nursery during lockdown (Click and Collect FTW).  ..read more
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16: Conversation with Rachel Karasick - USA vs AUS, Seed Saving & Fancy Lettuce.
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
In this episode, Laura and Jackie chat with Rachel - an Expat from the USA who has filled the yard of her rental in Canberra with half a truckload of horse manure, some chickens, and an abundantly fruitful veggie plot. Rachel studied Environmental Science in the cornfields of Ohio and swiftly became a 'seedling queen', she's been obsessed with growing ever since. Since becoming friends, Rachel has become a treasured resource for Laura on all things productive gardening. Listen to this content-rich conversation if you've ever wanted to hear more about seed saving, cross-pollinating veggies, dir ..read more
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15: Snap Lockdown, Astroturf and Duck Eggs
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Want to learn how to remove astroturf? Laura shares her ‘learning by doing’ experience. Jackie also has a very exciting duckdate to share in this snappy snap lockdown chat ..read more
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14: When Failure Creates Opportunity
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Well and truly back from a winter podcasting hiatus Laura is excited by the chance to get summer veg growing with a long season after her brassicas took a beating at the hands of cabbage moths. Jackie's duck cupboard is having issues with moisture, which is motivating a sped-up timeline for a bigger space (and more ducks!). In this episode, Laura gushes over her newest Poultry read and the concept of chicken maths, and the small farmers' dream of harvesting luffa, Bantam Australorp hens, a chicken tractor, a native flower-filled front yard, and a future guest interview episode on the podcast ..read more
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13: Winter is Ending
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Jackie uses herself as a unit of measurement to describe how tall trees are, and Laura reveals her imprecise pruning technique. Jackie also gets a surprise mandarin tree, and Laura talks plans for spring ..read more
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12: We Visit the Goulburn Poultry Fanciers Society Annual Show 2021
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Laura and Jackie chat through their first-ever visit to a Poultry show! They reveal their favorite take away's from the day including blow-dried chickens, the appeals of very small and very large breeds, and learning the details of flare-legged hens. Also, feat. some super exclusive audio recorded onsite at the event... (read: Jackie and Laura fawning over some pint-sized varieties of game chickens ..read more
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11: Adding to the duck flock & winter gardening update
Fowl Play: Small Farm Chats
by Jacqueline Mcleish & Laura Bergmann
10M ago
Jackie has rescued an Indian Runner duck from a local shelter to bulk up the presence of her vulnerable Call duck pair. She reveals how the new duck has adapted to the yard and routine. Laura is having trouble with cabbage moths and frost in Canberra, she gives some insight into how she'll approach her winter garden next time 'round. Meanwhile, in the Shoalhaven, Jackie has discovered numerous fruiting tomatoes and eggplants, as well as some vigorous potato crops, intriguing given that it's the coldest month of the year ..read more
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