First day of winter

Well it was yesterday and the good news is, there is only 3 months to go! I’ve decided it’s time for another rooster ..  my girls seem to be suffering from ‘Rooster blues’. They appear to be missing male companionship and are in need of a lad to curtail their ‘hen pecking’ ways. Meet Polly ..  Me, …

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 …

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 …

Like chilli?

Andrew decided on Sunday to pick the bulk of our chillies. Different varieties, colours and sizes in different degrees of ‘ripeness’. I remember staring at the bag full of chilli and wondering what on earth I was going to do with all of them. Well as it happens, I froze about a quarter of them. …

Unveiling those splendid brassicas

A very special day, the removal of the cloche. It is time to give those cauli, cabbage and broccoli some breathing room.  The growth of these plants is significant …. given they have only been in the ground for the past 7 weeks. As with all unveilings, I stand their appraising my vege, patting those …