You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been missing in action here on my blog and for good reason. I handed it over to the loveliest person on Fivver who did a bit of an update for me. I’m a gardener not a technical whiz and I knew I wanted to update the look of the blog but was frozen with fear for … Continue reading A change is as good as a holiday.
I declared bravely while we had none. We have a camping stove so the cups of tea can still flow, so really what is there to worry about?! Other than the fact that the power outage is caused by the wind howling such a hoolie that had cut power somewhere. The biggest problem with being so rural is you never really know if it is … Continue reading Power is so overrated
Over the last few days, I’ve done a significant amount of harvesting, which is surprising considering we are at the end of the first week of winter. The first session was more a case of storm damage. The peas had been completely bashed to bits, but they were attempting to rally, and I noticed some fat pods that needed picking. I was surprised how much … Continue reading Knowing when to stop trying
It is always questionable as to when to start the growing season. But today is as good a time as any. Today is the shortest day and the thing to do on the shortest day is to plant onions. I know it is an old wives’ tale to be taken with a grain of salt as the planting window is wide open from April to … Continue reading Is this the start of something wonderful?
It has been my intention this year to do a video tour update every month, but I was a bit slow getting the end of May video done. I put it down to the nasty lurgy I had in between the months. But better late than never, here is my end of autumn / start of winter garden tour. I think I’m in a good … Continue reading Late Again Tour
Well actually, just my hands on deck. The deck in front of the sheds is wide and expansive and well worth every extra dollar it took from my meager budget. Although at the time it was a bit of a shock. But it makes such a great working space where I either sit beside my project comfortably at one end or stand beside it like … Continue reading All Hands on Deck…
I have spent a lot of time trying to put all my ducks in a row so I can stay on top of things this winter. Ordinarily winter is a time to wind down and ease up on the gardening, however, I have an exciting project in late spring that will take me away from the garden for 20 days. This is a long time … Continue reading No Hibernation for Me
You may be wondering where I was over the last week. Certainly not in the garden. I have been nursing a bog-standard ordinary head cold. So, the last week after all that effort of trying to #MakeMayCount came to nothing in the final days. As I look back, I have to ask myself, did I actually make a difference? In previous years I definitely made … Continue reading And so, in summary.
I have to confess the shortest day took me a bit by surprise. Its not that I didn’t know it was coming, but the speed it approached left me feeling a little like Wylie Coyote standing there with tools unused after the Roadrunner zapped by. It always feels like I have plenty of time to do things, however in reality I always underestimate how long … Continue reading Time waits for no onion