It was drizzling on Sunday morning which made me chomp at the bit (I love that expression) to be outdoors messing about in the veg garden .. with gloves on though, I had my nails painted for a do!
Autumn is a favourite season …
Loddon Lane Vineyard .. Marlborough
A few weeks back, we were in Marlborough for grape harvest – the weather for the tail end of this was magic. Harvest for us is over for another year … more of that NZ Sauvignon Blanc is on the way.
Brookdale Vineyard – Marlborough
Staring out the bedroom window the other morning, I could see sparrows hopping about in a garden bed where I had previously sown mustard and lupin seed as a cover crop. I rolled my eyes skyward as I hadn’t netted this space .. the birds were evidently in heaven. Since then I have resown and netted the bed – has it worked? No it hasn’t, thanks to some very industrious birds the seed has disappeared yet again. I will either have to completely change my netting technique or give up on the cover crop!
Chilli sauce is done and dusted and so is the cucumber pickle, the larder is full of wonderful jars of homemade produce – we are set for winter.
I may have mentioned that I write an article for Ponsonby News, which is a smart publication that arrives in local letter boxes monthly. It has a high readership.
Saturday night saw us out at a 60th birthday party – which by the way, was terrific. I received a couple of super compliments and was asked how I decide on my content for the mag.
Jack our gate walking rooster
Living on a lifestyle block in Waimauku gives me loads to chirp about, my garden for starters and the trials and tribulations associated with this. Then there is our local beach, our pets, visitors from OS (you know who you are), chickens and sheep in places where they shouldn’t be – there really is, never a dull moment in the country.
Beach walking makes you thirsty
Hope you enjoy the jumble of photos …