Digging, danger and fast things. I don’t know if it is because I’m getting older or because I have so much to do, but time is marching away on me. I’m working as fast as I can, with appropriate breaks so I don’t burst a foofoo valve, but we are nearly two thirds the way through the first month of spring! But then spring is … Continue reading Digging, danger and fast things.
Spring Things in the Greenhouse Do you ever have a season in your life where it is extraordinarily busy and all you have time to do is put one foot in front of the other. Well I have. I can’t exactly put my finger on what it was that made things so busy, but it has been a struggle. But the garden has always … Continue reading Spring Things in the Greenhouse
It is a bit of a sad day for us here. Our magnificent Snowy the Goat peacefully passed away while receiving her last cuddle. She has been a constant in our lives for the last eleven years. When we got Snowy she was just 5 days old, and her sister Sweetie was only 2 days old. We needed them for school calf club for the … Continue reading Safe travels over the rainbow bridge
The tomatoes are off to a great start. As usual I started too many seeds. I have decided this stems from a fear of something going wrong at the seedling stage and when it comes time to planting out I don’t have enough rather than having a heavy hand with the seeds. And I sow them in 6 cell seed trays and in spite of … Continue reading Off to a great start.
Kale is a staple in our garden. I wouldn’t say it is a staple in our kitchen but every now and again it turns up in a dish and we are pleased that we have it in the garden. The chickens and the goat also appreciate the kale in our garden. It is a great crop because you plant it in spring and it just … Continue reading Dealing with Kale
The updates here are slim right now and I can only offer excuses. Firstly, a lot of what has been going on in the garden has been rather same samey, which can come across as repetitive and boring. I’m not sure there are enough descriptive words in the thesaurus to tell you I weeded or chopped down another cover crop and prepared a bed to … Continue reading I blame Spring for everything
Spring has sprung and I think this time I’m ready for it. This is largely due to the amazing weather we had as winter drew to a close. I feel like it was a bit of an apology for being such an awful soggy stormy season. But now spring is here and she has her own preferences and has turned the thermostat back down from … Continue reading Bring on Spring
The garden is at that crucial point in the new season where almost everything is ready and waiting to go. The beds have been prepped, the seeds have been sown and are almost ready to leave the greenhouse and be planted in the soil that is ready for them. It is that magical in between time, where the garden that was in your head all … Continue reading A spring garden tour
The drop to level three couldn’t have come sooner. Not only for the health and wellbeing of all the kiwis who have put in the hard yards to get us to this point, but also, I was beginning to get desperate for all the things I needed to carry on gardening as normally as I can. The moment we dropped to level three I put … Continue reading Supplies are on the way!
I have a long list of things I absolutely need as soon as we get out of lockdown level 4. Level 3 is still pretty high security but it frees up what can be bought – it doesn’t need to be essential but it needs to be done in a contactless way. I’m figuring if I make my list big enough my local friendly hardware … Continue reading The Long List of Things I Need