Saturday, 27 November 2010

harvesting awesome salads from the garden these sunny days... lettuce, rocket, radishes, spring onions, herbs galore, snow peas, broad beans. yum yum!
potatoes are looking marvelous, should be ready to harvest the early ones in a few weeks. my aztec triangle is taking shape, though for some reason my climbing beans split their stalks before they managed to push a leaf out. odd.
life revolves around the garden at the moment, it's so lush and full of life and the veges look as beautiful as the roses do.

Friday, 15 October 2010

the spring garden is coming to life!
radishes and rocket and carrots are poking their first leaves up, plenty of weeds too (pesky calendula mostly) but they're all too small to really say what's what.
five out of seven potatoes have appeared also, 3 lisetta 2 red rascals and still waiting on the 2 agria.
peas are due to sprout any day, they've taken ages, but steve had a dig around and reckons they're about to do their thing.. hooray!
garden beds are looking good, and by the end of the weekend my new oval brick-walled bed will be well on the way.
loving having steve here, my live-in gardener. a man of action!


Saturday, 25 September 2010


after a long day of gardening, much is accomplished!
the most recent 'aftershock', about an hour ago, was a mere minute or two from my house. that is far too close for comfort!
at least if the house falls down, we will be able to eat radishes in about 3 weeks. phew. that's disaster-planning. :-)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

i've just been invited to join the online roimata community group. nice! i wonder how active it is. there are groups such as "garden enthusiasts" and "craft".. but not many people posting on them. hopefully this means there is lots of real-life interaction.

Monday, 17 May 2010

watching the rain bouncing off the road, and feeling content to be inside my lovely solid house.
24 jars of feijoa chutney made yesterday add to the feeling of domestic bliss! i need to get more preserves shelves happening, must be time to [finally] sort out the laundry.
in other news, big sis painted me a beautiful piece for above my fireplace (will post pic at some point!) and new flattie is framing bits and pieces.. yay! he also makes an amazing cheese scone. oh, and fixed my record player!
now, time go go and put more photos in frames for my slowly-getting-there picture wall.
i also need to figure out to do with 4kgs each of tomatoes and apples. probably more chutney. suggestions welcomed of course!
x ero

Saturday, 24 April 2010

the new occupant of woolston wonderland seems alright so far.
big tick, he can cook and he fixed the tap and the garage door and put a new bag in the vacuum cleaner.

Sunday, 21 March 2010