Monday, September 28, 2009

Percy Is Home

Percy arrived back home today and he brought some wonderful souvenirs for us as well. One of the gifts is a "River Cottage" DVD.

Weather has settled down some here too. Not the wind and rain has also backed off.

Picking radishes and broad beans for the kitchen. Also harvesting potatoes that grew over the winter months. Still planning on planting out a spring crop as well.

Decided to call the 2 new ducks, Sunny and Spring.

Until next time ....hoo roo

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

River Cottage Gift.

Today in the mail I recieved this beautiful gift from a lovely lady on a garden forum I live on.
Bon007 went over to England and visited River Cottage. She though I would love a tea towel from there. She is so right.
Thank you Bon & Mr. Bon for your beautiful gift. I love it.
Not sure what River Cottage is all about.... check out this website where you can watch the show.
Until next time....hoo roo

Friday, September 11, 2009

Baby Muscovies

Today we took Felix and another young white drake to my poultry feed supplier. Having 3 drakes was getting to be a problem and Bundy was run off his feet, keeping his wives safe from the young hormonal crazed drakes.

I did a great trade..... those 2 drakes with a reduced price on these 2 four month old Muscovy ducks.

Pat is thrilled to have a Muscovy back in the flock. I am too for that matter.

Not sure what I will call them.... maybe you might have a name, if you do............please let me know.

This afternoon while "Maggie" flew in and out collecting her food, I planted out a punnet each of cabbages & broccoli. Been a lovely but very windy day today.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, September 10, 2009


This little female magpie comes in morning and night for a feed of meat from the scrap bucket. I feed her on the lawn to save her trying to get food from the duck's scrap bowl.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Marty The Magpie

Ever day or so, we have a magpie call in when I feed the chooks & ducks their kitchen scraps. I usually throw him a piece of meat scrap if there is any in the bucket. He flies in grabs the meat and off he goes.

Bread!! Where is my bacon today??

Can't find good help anywhere, guess this slug will have to do.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

What A Rush

Today Pat, Pa & myself went to Bunnings to buy some tomato plants. Pa has been visiting from Sydney for a week so far and I wanted to spend some time with him in a vegie section. It was Pa who got me interested in growing vegetables, when we both lived in Whyalla.

What a rush it was picking out seedlings and plants. Its been about 12 months since I have bought any vegie seedlings/plants due to my leg. So I am sure you can guess how happy I was to be in the middle of the seedlings picking out plants. cool

Went with

  • Grosse Lisse
  • Sweet Bite
  • Apollo
  • Beef Steak

Late next month I'll plant another batch of tomato seedlings out. That way by staggering them, we'll have a longer tomato season.

While Pa & Pat walked around the hardware area, I was being so naughty and collected some other seedling punnets. lol

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Chives
  • Loose leaf lettuce mixed
  • Baby spinach
  • Celery

By this time I wanted out, before I went really naughty.

Chives and celery went in the front left side of the no-dig garden. Still haven't pulled those weeds out, they will be nice and fresh for the poultry when we do though. rolleyes

In front of the tomatoes went the baby spinach and lettuce.

Pat turned the soil for the broccoli and cabbage, just needs a couple of bags of sheep manure stored in the duck shed and then in they go.

Very excited about the plants going in. Love the idea that I have tomatoes in the garden. mrgreen

Until next time....hoo roo

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