Excuse me?

If someone had said to me years ago when I was working in advertising (tottering around in heels) that I would be hauling a sick chook with a bandaged foot off to the vets in a kitty carrier first up on a Monday morning, I would have laughed in disbelief. More importantly a chicken with …

First day of winter

Well it was yesterday and the good news is, there is only 3 months to go! I’ve decided it’s time for another rooster ..  my girls seem to be suffering from ‘Rooster blues’. They appear to be missing male companionship and are in need of a lad to curtail their ‘hen pecking’ ways. Meet Polly ..  Me, …

Chicken politics

I don’t know about you, but I always love getting home after being away. Of course even a few days away, can often mean that the garden becomes unruly in my absence. Nasturtium and rosemary On my return peering around the hedge I wasn’t disappointed. The fennel had doubled in size (we ate one last night …

Olives and The Garden Share Collective

It’s time for another The Garden Share Collective update.  A monthly community of like minded garden bloggers who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Thanks Lizzie and congrats to you on the birth of Isla. This weekend has been another harvest …

I love my garden!

The tail end of a South Pacific cyclone called Lusi whipped the north island into shape with rain and wind gusts. All bearable mind you … however at Frog Pond there was a power blackout and thus we had a candlelit evening Saturday night. I have had the best weekend though – I’m gloating a …

Countdown to Autumn

Oh dear me, mid Feb and only a few more weeks of summer! Not that the weather will suddenly deteriorate mind you .. autumn in NZ is just wonderful. No, I was actually alluding to the fact, that March is nearly with us. Hmmm Our garden is looking great, even if it has been hot & dry. My version …

Happy in my garden

Thirsty work being a chook! Well to start with I am sitting typing away at the kitchen table covered in dirt, twigs, grass, seeds you name it. Yes I have had a beaut day in my garden. What’s happening in the dirt? We hauled out one of our raised beds for the next residents, the …

A weekend of work

I’m sitting here slurping away on a Radler beer (whoops not Toi Toi – shame on me), cooking dinner and endeavouring to write another post. I have had the ‘best’ weekend in ages and it was a long one too – Labour day! Those spuds that I planted early September are growing like mad. They …

Get those beds planted!

Saturday was spent removing tired brassica plants, silver beet, parsley and lots of self seeded flowers from one of the raised beds (RB2). I have had my eye on this bed for a few weeks now and given that my beans, beetroot and lettuce all looked a tad uncomfortable in their pots, it was time …

Garden Share Collective – October

The Garden Share Collective. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Love it. Sunday sunshine and the frogs are busy croaking like mad outside. I’m ensconced in our office, which just …