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 …

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 …

Keep smiling …

The trials and tribulations of gardening! Oh boy … Seedlings as you can imagine need light to grow. So in their quest for such they will bend in rather odd angles and grow spindly in the process. As I have learnt previously, Andrew’s man shed which is filled with blokey things like tractors and spades …

Garden Share Collective – September

Month three and I’m loving being part of the Garden Share Collective. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege patches, container gardens and the herbs they grow  – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Wow what a weekend. I woke on Saturday to crystal blue skies with …

Winter sunshine

Driving home on Friday I couldn’t believe my eyes when heading up our driveway I spotted my two rather fat sheep standing in my vege garden! OMG, terrorist alert – unwanted ruminants in brassica raised bed. Quick, urgent action required. I honestly don’t think I have moved so fast in years. I had no sooner stopped …

Pruning ..

At long last yesterday morning we finally got some rain. Not much mind you, but enough to get me wet while I was feeding the chooks! At last, fruit tree pruning is underway. I usually like to prune stone fruit at the end of summer or start of autumn, while pip fruit are given a …

Veges and fruit

At last, I’m being particularly good and am updating my blog. Blame the summer, Christmas and having lots of friends over to stay for the sparse postings. Oh yes,  and blame Toi Toi wine as well why not! So NIWA said that we would have a long dry summer, and so far they are spot …