Autumn days

I’m ensconced in the office – it’s Monday and it has been raining on and off. I’m watching the water as it trickles down the windows which btw need a clean!  There is the odd plop as an olive drops to the roof of the shed below which is where hubby has all his bits. …

Photo jumble

I did have an amazing summer garden, trust me. It’s just that I didn’t take many photos of it. Why? Absolutely no idea! Silly eh .. Proof, I did grow beans We have a larder stuffed with jellies, jams, pickles, stewed fruit, plus a freezer stacked with bags and more bags of plums and peaches. …

Surprise! I’m back ..

Hello 2020. And Happy New Year! So what’s happening you may ask? Our place is looking amazing (well I think so anyway). In our garden the summer beds are all planted they were stuffed full of homemade compost, blood and bone, rok solid and loads of TLC the perennial beans are scrambling up the trellis …

Blue and green …

The Frog Pond Farm correspondent has finally reappeared, taken pen to paper and edited some holiday snaps.   For a birthday treat this year (one of the big ones), I opted on an island getaway which meant catching 2 planes, a van, and a boat (think small). The boat I was certain wouldn’t make the …

Dan

We said goodbye today to our life companion Dan after nearly sixteen years, as smart and loyal a friend as you could wish for. There is a hole in our hearts and lives. As you can see he was always a good looking boy, he appeared on TV once dragging Julie around a garden attempting …

Favourite

Autumn is without doubt my most favourite season. With loads of things to do or not to do … Autumn colours Zinnias in the veg garden …  So in no particular order – Go and buy new gumboots pronto! The current pair have holes in them Don’t assist with wood delivery when wearing old gumboots …

Lucy

This was actually meant to be a birthday post for Bill! But true to form, my blogging skills are sadly lacking – this post is decidedly late. Happy birthday Mr B. More to the point, I have another summer without Bill! Needless to say, the kitchen just isn’t the same without him (nor is the …

Leaky hose

While watering my veg garden the other morning before the heat of the day, I noted that some things just never change. After all these years and given that I really do know better, I still over plant. Why I planted three zucchini in close confines is baffling. Why I planted a cucumber next door …

No pressure

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). …

South to the North

September was a busy month for us. A quick trip to Bruny Island, Tasmania (a great mate of hubby’s was turning 60) meant stuffing into a suitcase appropriate clothes for the cold, jeans, jackets, boots and jumpers. Beautiful Bruny Island Windswept and 60 .. Stephen B We were back home for a couple of days …