Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello, Sunshine!

As much as I love the rain and a bit of a storm, I am very happy to have a sunshiny day!

The clothesline is full of clothes, giving the dryer a rest. Thank goodness for that, I'm not looking forward to my power bill, eek!

All the windows in the house are open, letting the fresh air flow in on the breeze.

The bees are super~busy working at the nectarine tree. Hopefully we get a good haul from it this season. Last year we got about half a dozen good sized fruits, not bad for its 5th year and battling some neglect and bird bombardment! Not to mention my sneaky old pooch (no longer walking the Earth 😔) stealing the fruit straight off the tree!
He was a funny thing. I caught him eating strawberries from their vines, and pinching apples ever~so~gently from the hands of my unsuspecting boys! One day I noticed my large but very green and unripe squash were gone from their vine! I had no clue where they had vanished to, it was a complete mystery! Then that afternoon while I was wandering, still wondering, I happened to see a fresh pile of doggy~sick on the lawn made up mostly of unripe squash!
He didn't learn.

Anyhoo, I planted the first tomato seedling of the season, a Roma. Hopefully I'm not getting too ahead of myself with there still being a few weeks of winter left. A new (2nd) carrot crop went in today too. I used seed tape which seemed best for the space they were going. When the cabbages finish up I will plant a 3rd lot of carrots in their place, using loose seed.

I plucked all the chillies from the 2 plants we have had for 2-3 years and ripped the plants to make way for the artichokes when they arrive. I'll replant some new chilli bushes in an unfenced part of the garden because I know my naughty chookadores wont touch them.

The chooks have leveled my silverbeets and the ducks refuse to let me grow mint. Argh! It's a frustrating battle.

What happenings are going on in your bit of Earth?
Do your pets sneakily steal your nyummy fruits and veg too?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Surprise Treasures


I'm attempting my first post from my phone so it's taking a while for me to figure it all out and will probably look untidy but bear with me please :)

It is still cold and rainy here but not as much.
My little punks are home with me again and I can let myself relax.
I popped outside during a break in the rain over the weekend and found some treasures!
Treasures to me, maybe not to others, but let me share anyway :)

The first daffodil for the season.
It's very short but oh so pretty!

Quite a handful of eggs, dont worry, I didn't drop any.. this time!
I love it when the chookadores give back, it's been a while as it has been so chilly they went on strike!

I made a casserole for dinner (again, don't worry, it wasn't chicken) and was able to get a good harvest from the garden to fill the pot!
I put so much heart into my garden so it's nice to get rewarded with such nyummies!

What is the weather doing where you are?
What sort of treasures do you find in your garden?