Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garden Notes

Garden Notes
20kg of Potatoes dug up 
these are just a few that were drying in the garage

Sweet Corn coming on a treat

we have had a lot of rain here in the last few weeks, its good & bad. good because rain is always welcome, bad because a lot of my fruit has rotted & gone moldy before it was even close to ripe.

2 weeks ago i planted out another 2 rows of potatoes & they are already up to knee hight, thank you rain :o)
we have a load of granny smiths on the tree this year [mmm apple pies]

the Rhubarb has gotten out of control 

a couple of months ago i bagged up the fig tree & now i have figs just about ready to pick plus a whole heap of babies just coming on

looking out my window i just counted 47 white cockatoos down the back, they are truly a pest of a bird, they eat all of our fruit & make a huge mess, not to mention the cones they drop out of the pine tree down the back [look out below]

our two giant blood plum trees did not get any fruit this year but a small one in my front garden was loaded, we managed to get a few before the baby magpies finished them all up. they were small & super sweet.

for those of you who know about our solar panels you might be interested to know that our first bill was $123.86 & our second bill was $3.25
that makes you want to worship the sun :o)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year

Summer and the Days are Easy
well here we are again before i knew it another year has passed me by.
it seems everybody is busy with house renovations, crafts, family & just generally living life.
as for me, well i have been busy too, got my self a second job, so now i work monday to thursday & then fridays, saturdays & or sundays at night, usually only two out of the three nights, close to home and the extra money has come in handy. i have been offered a full time job but at the moment i can only handle the 3 nights a week and i dont want to give up my day job just yet.
 i am now on 3 weeks holiday, oh heaven, i have just been lazing around since the day after boxing day. my new Red Stripy hammock in the shade of my 2 plum trees is my new favorite place to hang out with or with out a book, snacks, long cool drinks and my Sally Girl for company :o)
the only thing im not liking is the hot weather