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 …

Loving organics ..

It’s Monday night and I’m cooking dinner. It just so happens I have a chicken, leek and mushy pie in the oven – recipe courtesy of Annabel Langbein. I feel a bit cheated too, as I have no idea where the weekend went to, all I know is that today is Monday and I have …

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 …

Blooming gorgeous

Do you ever suffer from blogger’s block? I’m sitting here in the dining room staring out the window and wondering what on earth I am going to write about. Silly really as there is loads happening in the Bonner’s garden. It has been a bleak day and there is now a light drizzle .. daylight …

Spring has sprung

Oh boy, I’m cheating with my blog this week, but you will get the general idea. Spring – wonderful weather what more could you want? Lots actually! Like … Someone to do something about the wild turkeys which are having conferences each and everyday and discussing important issues such as ‘turkey reproduction’ (great!) Stop the …

Those seedlings are up!

I am sitting typing my blog in the dining room watching my chooks march happily out the open gate at the top of their paddock, into the olive grove. Someone has forgotten to shut the gate – Mr Bonner! It’s their dinner time so I should really go and grab some wheat and coax those …

Bacon and eggs

I am feeling incredibly guilty posting a pic of fried bacon and eggs.  I didn’t cook them though and I did ask Mr B for poached eggs, he just opted to (gulp) fry them. The good news is fried or not they tasted amazing with tapenade spread liberally over the whole grain toast and a …

Winter garden update at last

OK … I have been particularly bad and not posted for a couple of weeks. Very poor indeed. I can’t even blame it on the winter blues either. Ah, but the truth is I did go to Aussie for a week to see friends and get some much needed R&R. So what is happening in my garden? …

Autumn is here at last

Wow what a busy time, full steam ahead in Marlborough harvest is happening. Toi Toi wine time! I adore autumn … one of my favourite seasons. The chill in the morning and in the late evening is a reminder that winter is on the way. In saying that, the weather during the day is still …

Garden Update

Its that time of the year … spring! On Monday at last the jalapeño seedling  came through. The chili always take the longest. The Thai chili still isn’t through yet and it is Sunday again. But there is movement n the zucchini pot. Eggplant … not a sign of it, but it is in the …