We are picking lemons, oranges and mandarins. So far I have weighed over 150kgs (330lbs) of mandies from our tree. Wow!
There are still heaps to pick yet.
A look at my sad garden. I have neglected this area during Winter and the weeds have just about taken over.
Now that Spring has arrived I have been busy tidying up out here.
Nom, nom, a big yummy strawberry for me!
To show you the difference between growing garlic in a wicking bed and a bath that is not wicking.
Wicking is doing well.
The bath, not so well.
I am having trouble finding more barrels to make into wicking beds so we may have to look at using something else.
Spring onions still in abundance.
The Rhubarb is loving the Spring warmth.
I need to separate this and move to a different location as the garden bed is getting pulled up.
Kale in the wicking barrel!
I am so pleased.
I am still picking the odd tomato. They are not the best, but I did manage to grow them right through our cold winter. I covered them over when the frosts were due.
The capsicums survived winter too and need cutting back, but as I am taking out the garden beds I think I am going to buy some fresh seedlings to plant elsewhere.
Our Quandong tree (native peach)that hangs over the garden.
I am picking a large ice-cream container full each day from this tree. Sadly I have discovered white ants (termites)in some of its branches so I guess it will die very soon.
Slice and rinse,
and cook up for desserts.
I place two cup fulls in zip lock bags and freeze for later.
This is my newest idea to grow food.
Hubby had left over guttering from the shed so I have claimed it to plant some lettuces, baby spinach etc. This will be placed in the shaded area outside. I have to drill some holes for drainage yet and add some compost.
I brought some fig cuttings home from our old farm.
I have trimmed them, dipped in hormone powder and placed in pots with some of my compost.
I have covered them to help with the process.
Fingers crossed that this works.
Meet the new kid on the block.
This is Kylie.
She is named after the person who rescued her from the side of the highway.
I took care of this gorgeous girl for two days last week. I got to spend time outside pulling weeds while Kylie had fun doing what goats do best. Where ever I went, she followed. I felt like Mary and her lamb lol!
Oh so cute, but mischievous!
Some Pink Galah's dropped in recently.
We call them Cocky's.
Beautiful blues skies of spring.
Its show season again...
Here is my grandson with his pony Miracle at the Quorn show. This pony was dragged out the paddock at the last minute to compete in the show.
He will need a bigger horse soon as he is growing so tall.
Competing in one of the events.
He had a successful day by collecting five firsts, six seconds, three thirds, one reserve champion, and two champion ribbons.
Now this is my kind of horse!
These models were on display at the show.
There are some clever people out there.
We have had some rain over the last couple of days. This means that I can go outside and pull some more weeds while the soil is moist. They come out so much easier when the ground is wet.
My simple life has been featured on gdonna's blog. I found this blog back in July and love it. Take a look around while you are there, I am sure you will be pretty impressed like I was. Donna shares posts like this one.
Until next time take care,