Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Hello dear friends,
Apologies for my absence. It was my intention to start the New Year off with a blog post showing all the latest news from around here, but 2021 has not had a good start for our family.
My life has been in turmoil since the beginning of January with my Mum being diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer. As you can imagine this has been a huge shock for our family as it came on so suddenly and without warning.
I am not sure when I will return to this little space. I simply am not getting the time to write or the motivation to do so. Between spending time with my parents and trying to keep things going at our place, my life is pretty full right now.
I would love and appreciate if you could say a special prayer for my darling mum, she is so very precious to me.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sweet striped cucumber vines taking off up the weld mesh.
Lots of self sown tomatoes have come up, this is how I know the soil has warmed enough. I think these are tiny black cherry tomatoes.
I transplanted the comfrey from pots to a wicking box and it is loving its new home.
Rhubarb looking healthy.
New shoots on the bay leaf tree.
My first pomegranate flower, so pretty.
Seven year beans.
Mixed lettuce seedlings.
More zucchinis, these are the black jack variety.
In this bed are self sown capsicum plant and spring onions. The blackbirds have been playing havoc in the garden beds, scratching around looking for treats and destroying some of my plants in the process.
The blueberry bush.
Stupice tomato plant.
Silver beet seeds I planted and self sown green zebra tomatoes.
Spring onions and beetroot plant.
Capsicum and silver-beet.
Self sown peas from pea-straw in the spring onion bed.
The chives are flowering at the moment.
More self sown capsicum that I have moved to a bed with spring onions.
The Jerusalem artichokes have re-emerged this spring. There are also tiny silver beet seedlings in this bed, I will be moving these to another spot tomorrow.
I do believe this is a potato plant that has grown from potato skins I dug into the soil with other scraps.
Mustard greens flowers left for the native bees.
My overgrown carrot bed!
Fig tree in a pot. You may remember that this was a tree stump when we put it in here.
Mixed lettuce and eggplant growing in these wicking pots.
This is what happens when chopping the top off a cabbage. It grows multiple little ones! Now it will become chook food.
Another bed of capsicum and spring onions.
Oregano growing crazy!
Silver beet seedlings and weeds, also one beetroot.
This yarrow has been moved to the outside of the veggie patch. I have too much growing, and I need to decide what to do with the excess. I have tried planting it in the ground under the fruit trees but it died or was scratched out by the chooks. So I have planted some near where the drain water comes out under one of the wicking baths, and noticed a couple of random young plants growing in the ground around the patch.
In the process of setting up more wicking boxes.