Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trimming the Rosemary...

It's been in there for nine years and has never had a trim. It was time... I took heaps of cuttings and Russell has put them in the greenhouse. We hope they grow as we would love a hedge out the front house fence with Rosemary... Great for the coming bees too :)

Has made such a difference as it doesn't overhang onto the paved area anymore... A big job that was down for these school holidays and it got done :) Woohoo!

Blessings,


Before...


After...

Praying Mantas eggs...

Found these in the Rosemary bush as I was cutting them back...

More babies!

Blessings,


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Garden beds...

They have new soil and manure added into them. Found some treasures from last season too...

Blessings,


Shallots...


Huge parsley...


Fully grown lettuce :)


Yacon is hiding in the top left corner and the rest is ready to be planted with other seeds and seedlings... Great times :)

Huge Step...

In my heart I had always hoped we would be able to have Dexters here again, one day... Realistically, that's not going to happen. 8 acres isn't enough room for two and we really want the seedling trees to keep growing ;)

Today, Russell and Josh are demolishing the cow yards we built nine years ago... Sad to see them go though it's making way for the new three bay shed. It will house Russell's tools, etc...

We will then finally have a place to park both the cars out of the elements, in our original shed. Will be great to have this chapter finished... Then, onto the driveway. 

Blessings,


One chunk is out...


There are allot of staples and bolts...


Josh, the muscleman :)


Getting there...


Pile is getting bigger, though materials will be used elsewhere...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mr Lincoln...

Love the smell and the beautiful rose bush this is... Love bringing it I tot he house... This one was for Russell's bedside table :)

Cut the bush back really well earlier this week... Should grow heaps more flowers again.

Blessings,

Mulberries galore...

We went into the greenhouse first time in a long time... Lots had died and just not coped with the frost...

The mulberry tree was touching the roof and has roots growing out underneath into the base gravel of the greenhouse...

It is covered in fruit. Took some off that were ripe and they were lovely. Could be sweeter though seeing we didn't feed it it is doing extremely well!

Yum!

Blessings,


Fruit galore...


Nom Nom Nom...

Love it when they bake!!!

Russell and Josh were in a baking mood... 

Loads of rain does that :)

This time they came up with a delicious Black bottomed Strawberry slice...

Sooooo moreish!

Blessings,