I'm not much of a drinker these days, but I will be partaking in the beer made from these little beauties!
What has become of me.. Or more accurately. Where the hell did it go!? Our dudes are four years old. We're forty. 2017 is coming and going as I write. The world, as shit as it seems to be at the moment, is still turning - for now. And for now, here is what is going on… Continue reading Time, time, time…
Last week, on our usual trip to Moore Wilson's, we were greeted by a massive wooden crate in the middle of the shop with locally grown apples! Halleluja! It's almost autumn! Not that I want it to come too quick, since this summer has been truly amazing! But really, there has been a slight drop in… Continue reading It’s just about APPLE SEASON!!!
Being eco-aware and Earth friendly as a family can be quite difficult. Obviously, two almost-two year old boys don't grasp the idea of "Darling, please turn the tap off, we can't waste water." Or "Please turn the light off, electricity is expensive." But we are working on that. What we can do as parents, though, is… Continue reading Eco-living and values for the family!
Ok. Seriously. Winter. Go Away!Everyone is sick. Snotty noses. There is snot everywhere. On my clothes. On the boys bedding. On the couch. On pillows. So gross!We are ready for warmth.Sunny days.New plants to go into the garden.Come on already!!!These were all taken on a rare day the temp was above 10C. I think it… Continue reading Spring…… Where are you!?
Jacob's Amazing Gardening Skills. And building skills. He knocked this up in one day! Yeah, he's a legend. Let the planting begin!
Summer hasn't been too summery here, but it's still summer.DoorbellBruce enjoying the summer sun in the window seatChamomile and Lemon FizzKawakawaSunny kitchen window sills with mint, basil, lemon balm and lemon grassHello bumble!Front door letters, too bad it doesn't open any moreTimmy looking a bit grumpyHello blackberries behind the houseA rainbow of tomatoesOur valley
When we moved into our little home, our tenants were nice enough to leave some amazing herbs and veggies growing in the beds they built. It was such an awesome gift. Now, once I've figured out what most of everything is, we have leeks, chives, rainbow and regular silverbeet, (I think) beetroot, spinach, parsley, mint,… Continue reading Some old and new friends around the garden
Yesterday, we cleaned out from behind Jacob's little shed. Beyond all the Wandering Willie, the random bits of rotten timber, a barn door, and a giant iron scrolled window bar... We found worms. And lots of them! There is actually concrete behind that little shed, underneath about 4 inches of solid dirt filled with any amazing… Continue reading Dirt and worms