What is mulch planting exactly? Does that mean you lay down mulch and scatter seed on top? How nice that a bower bird has chosen you as worthy of visiting! Why is meat so expensive at the consumer end still? - someone is making a ship-load of money in the chain somewhere! Can you shortcut the supply chain and sell direct to consumer, or direct to local butcher - or is that too challenging? You'd at least be able to command a fair price.