Hilarious!

Imagine this .. I’m in the veg garden the other day watering my lovely plants (and talking to them as I do). I’m spraying the potatoes and it’s about 5 o’clock. I would much rather water in the morning so the leaves can dry – but sometimes it’s not always possible. So while hosing I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 magic

The weather was superb last weekend. Blue skies, cloud puffs and very mild, perfect gardening weather and for walks on the local beach. Had a good buddy staying with us and she took this pic yesterday of Andrew, moi and our pooch Dan at Muriwai beach. Gorgeous day. Did my obligatory weeding, hauling out milkweed …

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? …