Super man

I have never actually dedicated a post to anyone … I wonder why? 😀 But as Bill is leaving on Sunday and given how busy he has been cooking meals for us, making jams and jellies, picking and freezing fruit and generally being a top bloke, I thought I would – although I hate to say he …

Oh the view

I was so pleased with myself the other day. I shut the office door, grabbed my camera and headed off to the coast. I couldn’t resist taking some pics of the amazing views we have not far from where we live. I still have to pinch myself .. I love this place. Oaia Island West …

It’s still hot!

February has been such a busy month, the rain and warm temps have continued. Our garden is falling all over the place! Do you ever surprise yourself by doing something erratic? While standing and staring at a dwarf tomato covered in smelly uninvited green shield beetles the other day, I leant over and ripped out …

Hot and lush

This is one of those l-o-n-g posts boarding on being boring 😀 We have had so much rain over summer Frog Pond Farm is looking lush … very unusual for this time of year. Those thieving possums have been paying nightly visits to the orchard munching on an array of fruit, while the turkeys are gathering …

Hello it’s me

Oh dear me, I’m getting worse. Seems that my blog will become a monthly issue (just kidding). Frog Pond Farm has been so busy lately and what’s worse is, I just can’t seem to get any ordinance happening in those beds. There are … Leeks the size of legs –  I think chewing on a slab of wood …

Remember me?

I can’t believe it .. I should go and stand in the naughty corner. Did you know that It is nearly 3 weeks since I last posted? How bad is that? Anyone would think that I have been busy .. 😀 Truth is I have been busy in the garden – spring has finally kicked …

Birds and blossom

The weather over the weekend was sensational .. blue skies, cloud puffs, warmth, birds, bees and happy chooks. I threw open the gate to the chook paddock and out they marched, disappearing over the hill. Do you have a secret garden? Years ago I went on holiday to Australia and came back to find a …

Sharing my August

Last night I was tapping away in earnest on the laptop. It’s time for another Garden Share Collective update. What’s happening at Frog Pond Farm? The garlic is growing great guns, as are the leeks. The brassicas are starting to get some size and those broad beans have finally started to flower. The salad garden is …

Kohekohe

It’s that time of year when growth in the garden is slowing down, slugs appetites are speeding up, bananas aren’t ripening (outdoors) and flowers are bursting from trunks and branches of the kohekohe tree – which by the way, is just stunning! This is one of those rather lazy posts where I’m short on words but let …

Sharing my Garden

It’s April and it’s Garden Share Collective month, a beaut initiative where a group of global bloggers share their veg patches. The trials and tribulations of growing your own. Pop on over to Lizzie’s blog from Strayed from the Table and meet the crew! Mr and Mrs Pray Mantis … What’s happening My pathetic hot compost got …