Winter light

I needed some kaffir lime leaves for an Asian recipe I was cooking for dinner the other night. Whizzing outdoors with torch in hand, it quickly became apparent that the gardener at Frog Pond Farm needs a good talking to. The said tree was sporting yellow leaves, a good sign that it is mineral and TLC …

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 …

Summer rain …

Oh wow, in a blink January has gone – and what a hot, dry month it was too! Still, before it left the skies opened and we received a few days of much needed rain. Nothing like a good soaking provided from above. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the place greens up and …

Surf and Turf

I guess to anyone that reads my blog it is understood that I’m a bit of a nutty gardener, who adores her chooks, loves composting, worms, growing soil and smelly homemade fertiliser brews. I don’t wear heels anymore, but live in my gumboots.  I’m super passionate about photography and can now admit that until only …

Hello summer

There is much happening at Frog Pond Farm … Sally has gone clucky and is storming around the place ambushing the sheep and performing circus acts on their backs. The chicks who are now mini hens have been discarded by their mum Gladys and are now having to ‘tough’ it up in the chook world. …

Nature’s Television …

I hope there are survivors from my epic post last week. I’m ever conscious that people are ‘time’ poor and that while some may love gardening tips (when I remember to include them), others I’m sure are yawning and scrolling quickly to the end wondering when my drivel is due to cease .. oh heaven …

Outdoors and loving spring!

We have a long weekend coming up Labour Day. Nice. Time to poke those Cherokee tomatoes into the dirt with some good buddies close by like basil. I’m even thinking of popping in a chamomile too – home grown of course. Yes, it is planting time at Frog Pond Farm. More on that next post. …

Bring on the blossom

Wet, cloudy, windy … perfect spring weather! I knew I should have escaped the office on Friday and got out into the garden when the sun was shining. Damn! But that’s just the way it goes. I have loads to do in my garden and orchard too, so some nice weather would have been a …

Garden plan done and dusted

Wow, it’s August already and only one more month until spring! Yay. Plus it’s The Garden Share Collective month, where a group of global gardening bloggers share their vege patches with all those interested. The trials and tribulations of growing your own. Thanks to the lovely Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the table’ for this great initiative. So what’s …

Blogger’s block

I’m sitting in the office, suffering yet again from blogger’s block. I have loads happening outdoors but can’t seem to put it down on paper. Grrrhhh …. So perhaps I’ll cheat yet again and let the pictures tell much of the story. Now that makes it nice and easy. My adorable rooster Russell Crowe, watching …