Sunday, November 28, 2010

Playground For Bobby

Yep the little grandpuppy is coming over to play while the kids are at work until they move house next month.

Poor little guy had an emergency trip to the vet with a grass seed way down in his ear. So like any protective Nanna, I am going to baby sit him while they are at work.

So Bobby can help me spread more pea straw around the vegies and generally hunt for those FAB dinosaur bones he loves so much.

He's got some great jungle areas to sneak around in. He loved the corn area yesterday when the 3 of them called in after the vet trip.

No having mummy & daddy calling him out for the next 2 Nope..... gonna be so much fun just the 2 of us, bonding and enjoying nature at her best.

These photos were taken this morning.

Until next time......hoo roo

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

TLC My Style

Tender Lucky Care my style is how I was in the garden today.

First off, I gave my girls a full bale of "what ever" for them to spread around their play area for deep litter. Wish I could remember what our good gardening buddy "Pepe" calls it. He dropped if off the day I was at the Craft & Quilting expo. So I missed saying G'day to him.

Still need to clean out their shed, but that'll have to wait for another day.

While they were having a ball, I started weeding the areas I allocated for today's play in the garden. Figured if I do a 60 to 90 mins a day, I'll have the weeds out, mulching in and the garden singing and feeding us even more.

Bush beans and the Blue Lake climbing beans are steaming along. Enjoying the spring weather and growing like little mushrooms.

Once again from Pepe, peas straw was spread around the beans after a weed and water. Also made sure any stray climbing beans were woven through the trellis.

Forgot to collect the seeds from the spring onions. So this afternoon once the plants have dried off, I'll collect them.

Corn was next on my list for today, weeded and then mulched as well. Used a full bale this morning for the areas, 2 bales still to be used. Weeded around the Purple King beans and I hope I didn't miss judge the area where I have them growing. The asparagus is hugely tall this season and right next to the beans.

Comfrey is starting to flower.

Tomorrow's effort in the garden. Strawberries are looking pretty darn good, though getting invaded by self sown Blue Lake beans and a silverbeet plant. Beans will go and the silverbeet will stay. Penny Royal will be cut back as well.

Last year we were invaded a poxy weed and its back this year, so they'll need to be removed and then mulching this are.

Psst..... home grown strawberries are yummo. That's a little secret between you and me ....okay? wink

The jungle area of the garden....look at the asparagus!!!! Think that parsley plant will go too, all my little self sown seedlings are now going to seed. So I want to remove the plant and put that are to better use.

Well that is about it from me today.

Garden is feeding us and running at about 95%, heaps better than last summer.

Last weekend while in Clare at my darling niece's wedding, I ran into Sophie Thomson from Gardening Australia. She's a lovely lady and we had a little chat, while having some lunch in a park. Last time I was chatting to her was about 3 years ago at the Gardening Australia expo.

Anyway time for a shower and then into my sewing room..... Christmas is just around the bend!!!

Until next time....hoo roo

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