Short on words

I thought this week I would let the pics do the talking. We have been so busy planting, weeding, feeding, sowing and caring for all those chooks and chicks at Frog Pond Farm. And as the boys (hubby and brother) wanted to go fishing on the weekend without me, it was only fair that they …

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 …

A weekend of work

I’m sitting here slurping away on a Radler beer (whoops not Toi Toi – shame on me), cooking dinner and endeavouring to write another post. I have had the ‘best’ weekend in ages and it was a long one too – Labour day! Those spuds that I planted early September are growing like mad. They …

The Garden Share Collective

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited .. because I am. Really excited! Why? Well because this month I am part of The Garden Share Collective, a beaut initiative for bloggers by Lizzie from ‘Strayed from the Table‘. A monthly community of like minded garden enthusiasts who want to share their vege …

Feijoas, kumara and garlic!

What are feijoas? They are an evergreen, perennial shrub originally from South America that has delicious perfumed fruit which are ready for eating anytime from March/April. They are absolutely divine raw, or in jam, muffins or topped with crumble and cream. Yum! They arrived in NZ around the 1920s … of course being a kiwi,  I have grown up with them in the …

Garden update …

Garden update …. I hauled out that massive cabbage today. Weighed a ton! Ok less … the scales gave out at 2kg – so it was heavier than that. Such a fine specimen. I just couldn’t stand leaving it for more abuse from the slugs and snails. So up it came. In fact we’re having …

Garlic … at last!

I am very excited. At long last – my garlic is finally going into the soil today and believe me I have lots of it. Woohoo. OK so without further ado, let’s get gardening. Andrew and I hauled out that splendid raised bed 6 today, which meant ripping out all those wonderful self seeded plants …