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…

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It’s a Bit Soggy Around Here

The rain arrived. It was raining allllllll week, or for more than a week, complete with some thunderstorms and hail. Some of us have been getting a little stir-crazy. However, today has been just beautiful and next week is looking promising too. I have been ducking out between showers to get a few bits and…

Lets Pause to Look at Some Pretty Things

Sometimes, when things are a a little chaotic, you just need to look at some flowers. So, that's what we're going to do today. In the morning, the sun rises behind the sasanqua camellia. Sometimes. Sometimes it hides behind the clouds. The crisp white flowers are a welcome sight in the colder months of the…

The Chickens Did What While we Were Away?

We know the chickens are organised. They're always up to something. When we got back from holiday, all seemed well. Nobody died. Nobody looked sick or injured. Nobody had started a new life in the neighbour's paddock. Frodo was full broody, but we knew that was coming. You know what happened while we were away?…