A little garden round up from the week.

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A greenhouse full of seedlings and my carrot bed covered to keep it warm for germination. Technically its still to cold to direct sow …. I find waiting for the seedlings to come up really stressful. An are they/aren’t they alive situation. So far my heirloom tomatoes are going great, the kale and broccoli have come up but are leggy and I’m pretty sure yesterday I saw a little bit of something poking up in the courgette tray. May be.

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Garden colour and some pittosporums that Ive planted. Some under the wattle tree and another lot (16) along the far fence line. Hoping the frost doesn’t kill them all.

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My Peachcot tree looking great with its pinky blush flowers – particularly after hubby helped me straighten it – it was on a steep wonk before. Peas are growing. Teeny tiny little lavender cuttings in the front of the raised bed. Hoping they grow up and provide a lovely bee inciting, prettifying line.

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My other fruit trees, sadly we lost one to leaf curl and the winter weather, but 3 have survived and this ones starting to bud and leaf. The pittosporums along the fence. The hope is they will grow to form a delightful mid-hight bushy green boundary. We’ll see.

I’ve been off colour with sinusitis (infection) so I’m on a variety of drugs including antibiotics to treat it. Now if my teeth would stop feeling like they are being pushed out that would be great. Seriously I rattle like a pill box. My natural remedy loving mother would be having kittens. 

Anyway, the garden. Its looking better. My broccoli are up and producing so we have home grown veg to eat this week. Ok, only one home grown veg, a small serving, toddler sized. But its a start.

September 7, 2013 Food

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We had another rain spattered weekend. Autumn is definitely here – the woodburner is on and we are back to the rhythms of welly boots, hats and woodchopping. Although I do miss the warmer weather I think there is something incredibly comforting in the season and the different patter that the darer evenings and mornings bring, a calming and settling effect, pj mornings with hot coco, snuggly dressing gowns and frosty grass (yup we’ve had frost already!)

Saturday was fine and we walked into town for a mama and daughter brunch and some leaf stamping. Hubby had been away Friday and Saturday so Sunday was a quiet day. We had a lovely morning tea with friends and watched the girls run riot and burn off steam. The afternoon was wet so much indoor time, dancing, cooking and staving off toddler boredoms.

Moose coped really well with daddy away, but was very very pleased to see him when he got in – a late night cuddle meant a good nights sleep, and no 5am ‘mama I need a snuggle’.

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I cooked up a kohlrabi and kale chicken filling and made a pie (no pics of the pie – I totally forgot!), made cornflake crunchies planned some of next weeks meals.

In a fit of creativity I also broke up and melted down Mooses broken crayons and made ‘homemade’ multi coloured crayons, for a first time I’m rather pleased, now I need to work out how to get hold of crayon odds and ends!

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We spend far to much time here!! It such a great cosy little place, all the staff know us, make Moose little mini hot chocs with huge fluffy toppings and no one complains when we sit and natter for ages as our drinks go cold and people mill around us, ordering, drinking and eating, leaving, almost as if we are in slow motion in the centre of it.

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May 6, 2013 Crafting, Food

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