It seems that my posting prowess is resulting in one post per month, which is appalling, especially when there are those amazing bloggers who post daily. I wish!
Then there was my last post which was devoid of pics of the famous Mona Museum in Tassie which I visited with the lovely Lizzie (thank you). Or any pics of my handsome bearded hubby on holiday … Shameful of me don’t you think?
Lizzie at Mona Museum
We have been busy since we’ve been back. The weather has been very spring like – unsettled. But in saying that, we have had some glorious temperate days. Makes me smile and the bees buzz. Today out of interest, has been raining.
There is one thing about country living that leaves city life way behind. There is such a sense of community, neighbours surprisingly, talk to each other (LOL) and are happy to help others. Hubby as it happens, is often out and about helping neighbours; he’s that sort of bloke. He spent several weeks over winter helping a neighbour feed her cattle. This meant throwing on layers of clothing, whacking a tea in the thermal cup and heading off to Karen’s property down the road. Her acreage is hilly and thanks to the volumes of water over winter, the land was sodden, the wind at times wild.
Haylage smells sweet, but it’s much heavier than hay, bulky actually and in serious demand by those four-legged girls who were more than happy to steal it from the trailer. Something to do with the fact that they were eating for two.
Spring time ..
I can’t help but laugh at my veg garden – it’s totally caught up in spring madness. There is veg that appears to be on steroids, copious weeds, self-seeded stuff that I enjoy like borage, calendula and forget-me-not. The broad beans are unbelievably unruly, I’ll blame the spring winds, the spuds which finally got poked in the dirt are showing greenery and I’ve also planted tomatoes and salad stuff. The slugs and snails are alive and well in our space, there are some massive holes in my newly planted zinnias, ok leaves missing, which means those molluscs are in serious trouble! There are also an array of seedlings which are desperate to get in the dirt too … I keep promising them.
A visit from a neighbour
Our orchard is looking a treat, we are going to be busy preserving again this summer. And I hear that Bill won’t be joining us again for his NZ yearly sojourn. Shame on him 😀
I hope you enjoy the jumble of pics. It’s great fun sharing them.
Thanks for the shot of us Mr Bourke – windswept on Bruny!