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Friday, March 4, 2022

this and that

Hello again,

I finished this crocheting this hippy blanket to put in my little van. It took me quite a few weeks, but I love it!

Portulaca's putting on a show.

Using up some peaches for a yummy smoothie. 

1 cup of milk
1 date for sweetener
a few strawberries
and a peach

Blend in a nutri-bullet or similar until date is blitzed. Devour and enjoy.

I am observing this area and thinking about putting framework up to grow grapevines over for shade during summer to keep the house cooler. It is an odd angle.

Loving my clean windows. It is a big job, but I have started. The little squares are so time consuming and it is so dirty and dusty in our area that they wont stay clean for long. And I have eleven of these to clean.

I made some more peach jam. It is very popular with family, friends and neighbours.

Lots of fruit stored in the freezers to use over Winter. I put empty milk cartons filled with rain water for making ice blocks.

Yummy bean chilli cooking away slowly, I serve this with brown or black rice.

Saving more seeds, these ones are capsicum.

I trimmed the oregano and thyme and placed them in the dryer outside.


First time for sweet potato flowers. I have not seen these before and there looks to be more forming on the vines.

I am going to let this sweet potato wander where ever it wants to. 

Basil popped up in the red soil after rain.

I cant believe the amount of flowers on the garlic chives.

Capsicums are slow this year.

More tiny tomatoes.

The patch is still a bit messy but I am not getting a lot of time to spend out there at the moment.

Todays pickings.

The grapevines are spreading everywhere. Sadly I lost the grapes this year to downy mildew.

This little shrub was given to me a while ago by a friend passing through. It is growing very well Joolz. The kangaroos have had a nibble here and there though.

Just another sunset. They are extra pretty this time of year.

For you Jane, there is water in the salt lake behind us. 

There is a lot happening all around us at the moment in this crazy world we live in.

Take care everyone.