Well to my pleasant surprise it seems you can buy quite a lot for $75. This morning we achieved:
3 pots of pennyroyal
2 pots of French sorrel
2 pots of Corsican mint
1 pot of sweet potato
1 pot of Ceylon spinach
1 pot of Feverfew
1 pot continental flat-leafed parsley
1 Thai green aubergine
1 tube of toothpaste
1 packet of Mentos (chewy sweets)
2 sausage sandwiches from the sausage sizzle stall at the markets
The dark grey one on the right is darling daughter’s hen, called Lolly; the brown one is dearest husband’s and we’ve called her Livia as a sort of tribute to Stanley Livingstone the explorer since she has already managed to escape once; and the black-and-ginger one peaking out from under the others is Miss Henny-Penny and she’s mine.
Our chook shed isn’t built yet, but they’re small enough to live in the spare guinea-pig hutch at the moment with daytime forays into our weedy banks, courtesy of the wire pen, pictured above. Toby the dog has taken up residence alongside, for chicken-guarding duties!