Monday, April 29, 2013

I'm back...with a catch up


 Things are very dry here...
This is our back lawn area,
and our rogue chooks!  Geez they make a mess of things lol!


 The garden is still hanging in there.




The rockmelons are getting smaller with the cooler weather...





The Sweet potatoes are growing well in the bath...


 Capsicums...



And strawberries...


 Chives and cucumber...



 Potatoes springing into life...



Basil...


Carrots...


 New self seeded spring onions and silverbeet/rainbow chard...


 Tiny toms...


Rhubarb, celery and silverbeet, and a hanging rockmelon...



Rhubarb is going great guns, must be the homemade liquid pig manure we are putting on the soil...

Bags of piggie poo...


Mixed with water to make a brew...


Hubby set this up for me in the garden, including a tap to make things less messy...lets watch the plants go crazy now...


 Zucchini's are just about finished for the season.  I didn't have a great deal of success with these this year, but we did get enough for a feed before the mildew set in :)


Feral broccoli...
I feed this to the chooks over Summer.

 
The orange tree is loaded, I cant wait until these are ready...


Plenty of mandarins too...



And Grapefruit...



 Autumn on the mulberry tree...



And the grapevine...

 One lonely apple...


 One lonely olive...


Some bag making...








 Last nights dessert

Rhonda's Lemon Pie...



Ever seen a trapdoor spider up close??
Creepy!
Don't worry this fella was dead on the top of his hole out in the veggie garden...


This wolf spider on the other hand was very much alive!


Beautiful Autumn sunsets...


And a full moon...


Due to slow internet I haven't been able to post as often as I would like.  Many phone calls have been made but there is nothing they can do to improve our service...talk about living in the dark ages lol!

I will try and get back to posting regularly, but it may mean I will need to downsize my posts :)

This year is flying by, I have been extra busy around here catching up with jobs and running teenage son to Tafe and work experience.  Our fingers are tightly crossed that he picks up an electrical apprenticeship this year.

Very cool here today with a sprinkling of rain, just in time as I planted out some seedlings yesterday.  Onions, beetroot and broccoli went in and some more sweet potatoes.

Blessings to you all,

xTania




14 comments:

  1. Tania, cut all the mildewey leaves right off the zucks...I did this last year and got a final burst out of them...new leaves grow back quickly...

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  2. It looks like you've been one busy lady!

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  3. Not much rain here either ... which is very strange for this time of year.. Your garden certainly has had a high yield and i am very jealous of your rock melon..:))

    Lovely pics ,,, glad all is ok,
    hugs pat :))

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  4. Love the catch up. Your citrus looks amazing- although I'm not so sure about the apple! Such a different way to grow over there to over here. Here it's all frosts and rain!

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  5. Looking good internet is a bit slow in Quorn too of late.

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  6. Yes, nice to catch up again! That meringue topping on Rhonda's pie is exactly how my Mum's pineapple meringue tart always looked, bought back memories. You don't see a topping baked in the oven nowadays.

    We've had a small break in the season with welcome rain and the countryside has greened up a lot - no trace of the hot summer on the land now. After a dry summer, every time we get a sprinkle of rain I secretly say 'yay!' and don't even mind if I get caught out with washing on the line. I think we have about a foot and a half in each tank at the moment - I'll be happy when they are both full to overflowing!
    Good to see you garden still producing despite the dry weather.

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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  7. Oh wow!!! What an amazing bounty! You have been doing the yards obviously...
    It all looks so beautiful... Impressive!

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  8. Nice to hear from you again!
    Your veggies looks great!
    Lovely pics too!!

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  9. Hi Tania! Loved seeing your garden. it looks wonderful! Hard to think of you going into fall, when we are just heaving into our summer.
    I make a chicken poo tea, and my roses and garden love it!!!
    Love your bags to.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  10. Wonderful garden, great bags and beautiful pictures! Glad to see you are doing well. Good luck to your son!

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  11. Your gardens are looking great. Fingers and toes crossed for your son.

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  12. nice to hear from you again!!!!!
    your garden looks nice. i love your crochet bag!! Oh and the cake look very delicious and make me hungry.
    Wish you a nice week,
    Regina

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  13. Your garden is doing well! I'm envy of all that citrus!

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  14. Great post. I feel like I've been on a visit to your place now :).
    Cheers,
    Rob xo

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