Red Autumn

Goodbye autumn .. what a lovely season you were! Hello winter, not so lovely, but hey, I do enjoy wearing boots, jackets and jumpers. Hubby does strange things from time to time – so do I btw as you will read. Last summer a potted passionfruit seedling appeared unannounced in my veg garden. I remember at …

Grace

I’m a cat girl. I always have been and always will be. I adore them. We had to say goodbye to our sweet little kitty a few weeks back, which was heartbreaking. Grace had been with us since she was a kitten, leaving us after nearly 14 years. She was my baby, my favourite and …

Gone in a flash

At last, a long overdue garden update, just as well I don’t have to hold my breath between posts. I hope this doesn’t become a tiresome read … I can’t promise it won’t though, especially if you dear readers aren’t gardeners. Hubby planted these – gorgeous aren’t they We enjoyed an epic summer that was …

Summer Daze

We have a new addition to the family, Lily who is a Perendale sheep, with quite possibly the loudest baa I have ever heard! She has attitude to boot and a penchant for food – any food. Thankfully she has settled in well with Mookie our other pet sheep, who still holds the status of …

Spring bounce

You all know how much I love my veg garden right? When walking past my herb and salad bed, I can’t help but stand back and admire the bustling veg within. Calendula and forget-me-not, oregano (which has doubled in size since the start of spring), rosemary, thyme, parsley which is going to seed (shame on …

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 …