July at our place …

I was wandering about my garden yesterday admiring my vegetables as I do, hoisting the odd weed, mounding brassicas and promising those voracious feeders, that I would be back soon with some homemade fertiliser. The veg garden and duck pond Did I return? Yes, I waltzed back camera in hand, parting leaves to gloat at the purple …

Winter at Frog Pond Farm

It may be July, nearly mid winter and birthday month for some (namely me) – but it is also time for another monthly update for the Garden Share Collective. A fab group of like minded global garden bloggers – sharing their verge patches with all those interested. I must say, I not only enjoy sharing …

Loving my brassicas

Most Sunday nights I write my blog – I sit in the dining room with the heat pump on, and ponder over the week’s happenings. I don’t know about you, but my garden never ceases to amaze me, even in winter time our veges are happily growing and sharing their space with weeds and other …

Bye bye Autumn …

and hello winter and ‘The Garden Share Collective’. It’s time for another monthly update where a group of like minded garden bloggers, share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Today is so mild about 18, which given we have had two frosts already this week is amazing! Those …

It’s a blue day

This is a gate, and when you live in the country with animals you must ‘shut’ gates, especially those that lead into a prized vege garden. I think my sheep must have thought they had died and gone to heaven when they spotted the gate to my beautiful vege patch wide open. Of course when I saw them …

What should I call him?

Well we have new additions to the Frog Pond Farm community .. one rather gangly Splash Orpington rooster who is about 20 weeks old and devoid of tail feathers, and two rather gorgeous Australorp hens aged about 16 weeks. So our new alarm clock has arrived, although he is yet to crow! As chooks are notorious for having …

Harvest and The Garden Share Collective

Well it’s harvest time – grapes that is and I’m down in Marlborough camera in hand in the ‘thick’ of it. Wonderful place to be, plucking sauvignon blanc grapes from the vines and munching away on the succulent berries as I dart amongst the greenery taking pics for Toi Toi. Perfect! It’s time for another The Garden …

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 …

March on Autumn – 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! Love it. Autumn is here! Goodbye summer what a season you were, so very hot and dry …

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 …