Juggling in And Out of The Garden

It is hard to write a blog post about the garden at the moment without using the 's' word and the 'b' word: slow and behind. I'm still playing catch-up in a busy season. Who needs to fold washing when you can have a self-serve for the family on the couch? It also seems to…

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Pickle Gets in a Pickle But There Aren’t Any Pickles in The Garden Yet

Things have been plodding along slowly here while I've been recovering, but I'm doing a lot better now. Naturally, at least one chicken had to come up with some sort of illness too. Annie developed bumblefoot , then Pickle got in a pickle. She was looking sorry for herself and when she turned around I…

The Final Mow

After a turbulent relationship and many attempts to fix it, by both The Husband and I, our old lawnmower finally called it quits. I had just managed to fix up three different parts and got it going after The Husband said it was stuffed, so I was feeling quite the handyman. I got a bit…

The First Frost And First Steps

We had our first frost yesterday morning, just three days out from winter! And another one this morning. It has been a very pleasant Autumn. But I am glad to see frost and the beautiful sunny days that follow, for frost brings on proper dormancy for the fruit trees and reduction or death of some…