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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Monday, June 3, 2019

an ordinary day

Good evening all,

Not a lot to report on today. It was wash day for me and this took longer than anticipated because the grandies came to visit and left two hours later. They love visiting Nan. These two are like whirl winds when they come here...they walk in, eat me out of house and home, make a huge mess as they drag every last toy out {and not only toys!}, then leave Nan exhausted lol! But I wouldn't have it any other way!!


Sweet bundles of energy...


and full of cheekiness.


I did get to hang some pots out.  We picked up hooks while in Adelaide, but we didn't get enough.  We only grabbed a few to check to see if they would fit over the rails under the shade. We will get more when we go back down there next week.





I also bought some of these for hanging pots under the shaded area and out in the veggie patch.


There was a special delivery for me today...


Soon I will have two greenhouses.

We decided to invest in these because of the harsh conditions we get here weather wise. They are made from aluminium and polycarbonate. Poly carb is strong {basically unbreakable} and is a great insulator so I think they will be quite successful. 

Now to wait for these to get erected...

  
 Easy tea tonight, leftover curry and rice made into delicious pies.


Followed by quandong crumble.


I fed some sourdough starter today, and at the moment it is being prepped to make into two loaves to be baked tomorrow. This is the only bread we eat nowadays.


I will leave you with a recent video from Mark @self sufficient me on youtube. This is titled Looming recession? How growing food can help. Mark's garden area is fantastic and he is one of my favourites to watch.  Enjoy!


A very cold day here today, with the wind blowing straight off the Antartic! The fire is on and the house is cosy.

See you soon,

xTania

14 comments:

  1. Hi there Tania,the video from Mark, it looks like he's up in a warmer climate? Your three hanging pots - the one on the far left, is that a hanging Pelgonium? Looks like one I got on the weekend. How exciting to hear about your new growing venture. Best of luck, Robyn from Ceduna S.A

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  2. Hi there Robyn, yes Mark lives in a different climate to us, but his tips etc are helpful for any gardener.

    They are all climbing geraniums/pelargoniums in the three pots. These pots were sitting on the ground for most of the summer so it will take a while to adjust to their new spots. I have another one further under the shade and it has grown huge. I will take a photo and post on the blog so you can see. I have a variety of colours growing and I am hoping to grow some around the yard also.

    xTania

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  3. Your grandkids are so cute! They look very happy, and their plates of fruit look delicious!

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  4. I can’t wait to see the new green house
    My grandkids are the same toys everywhere, but like you. Wouldn’t have it any other way

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    1. I cant wait to see the new green houses too! But with hubby's work I have to be patient.

      xTania



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  5. I had to chuckle at your comment of the air coming right off the Antarctic. Here in the middle of the US, we think of Australia as worlds away and that comment made it feel doubly so. For us, our Winter cold comes from Canada or the Arctic Express. Maybe that feels worlds away to you too.
    NOTE: Not sure if I've commented before, so a little about me. I live on a Farm in southeast Nebraska, which is a state in the middle of the USA. My Farmer & I have 2 growns sons, 2 loved daughters-in-law, 8 grandies ages 15, 13 (twins), 11, 8, 2.5, 14 months and newborn. The 5 oldest live 16 hours away but the 3 littles live just 10 mins away. On our farm we raise beef cattle, and corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay. Farmer & I both work off the farm full time and come each evening to do what needs to be done here.
    I'm really enjoying reading what you do in contrast to my life.

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    1. So nice to meet you Kay, welcome to my little corner of the world.

      xTania

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  6. Your grandkids are so adorable. 😊

    How exciting to have a green house.

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    1. It is very exciting Nil. Those greenhouses are going to be a game changer in our climate.

      xTania

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  7. I watch Mark whenever he puts out a new video. I saw this one and felt he was putting into words exactly what I have been feeling lately. So my garden has stepped up the priority list of things that need to be done here.

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    1. I was a great video by Mark, and I have had that feeling lately that things are going to go down hill too. I have spent today outside planting new plants and tending the garden by getting it ready for growing more food.

      xTania

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