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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hot and dry

Well it is Sunday and it is hot and dry. It didn’t rain last week as forecast  which was super disappointing. It is meant to rain today too, but not a drop in sight. I don’t think I recall a summer quite like this with only 9mm of rain in January. Not good! So what is …

One of those weeks!

Evidence of being a pratt! I have decided that at times I am a complete pratt! I transplanted from my tomato bed, self seeded pumpkins. Not a problem except I dug them out in the middle of the day? Imagine being hoisted from the ground, shoved into a pot and left in sun? Honestly … …

The garden is growing …

Amongst the macademia blossom … divine! Sunday … what a brilliant day. Warm, sunny, blue skies and lots of help! Yay … Felt a wee bit guilty though. We had friends Amy and Julian stay the night and after a few glasses of Toi Toi I think they were subtly coaxed by Andrew to help …

Seedlings and Spuds

My lovely seedlings … four varieties have germinated and are skyward bound. The zinnias were first through … love it when they poke their heads through the soil – some of them look like they have dirt hats on. Marigolds, lettuce and shasta daisy are also up. They are up …. So today it was …

Spring is on the way

Dan our dog … loves walks on the beach Yesterday was absolutely brilliant. The sun was shining all day … so inspiring, perfect day for gardening… I caught two of my chooks out of their paddock this week … they were marching up the hill from my garden beds. They looked very happy indeed – …