I’m starting to realise the amount of attention that goes into growing vegetables. My greatest worry now is not whether things will grow but when it’s the right time to harvest. How big should we let things grow? When’s the tipping point from ripe to over-ripe? Oh, the trials of vegetable production.
Remember this pile of wood? Of course you do. If you don’t read to the end of this previous post and you’ll be up to date. Let’s just skip over why it’s taken me so long but I couldn’t put it off any longer today was the day to dust off my DIY skills.
Flush from the success of the broccoli and carrot harvests our mini potager has come up trumps again. This time it’s red week with red cabbages and beetroot riping to perfection. I’ve been looking forward to this harvest as this will be the first time I’ve grown either of these vegetables before. Also, I am [...]
UPDATE: 4 February 2009: I’m entering this picture into the contest with the lovely people at I heart Faces. This week they’ve opened up a pet’s category. Although I was tempted to enter one of the zillion of pictures I have of the bassets I think it’s only fair from time to time to give [...]
As normal radio programmes returned this morning after a month of summer time scheduling (yes, things close down over the holidays), I thought it’s time I eased myself back into business as usual. As a Domestic Executive this is a truly wonderful thing. My business as usual routine means flexibility and doing all I need [...]
It’s been hot, hot, hot this weekend. In excess of 30 degrees I reckon. Just the weather you need to tame a field. Yeah, right! Regardless of the weather we’ve a list of things to do before winter and when I look at the list and look at the weather, the list wins hands down. [...]
I think it’s fair to say that almost 8 weeks after summer officially started that I can declare summer here. I know this because the cicadas are chirping, a sure fire sign that at last New Zealand has reached it’s summer weather pattern. It’s bang on time, around the third week in January. These pictures [...]
It’s been a couple of weeks but the potager has come up trumps again with something else for us to eat. Can you tell what it is peaking out of the ground? Yup, that’s right, the orange of life, carrots.
Here’s a picture of a simply brilliant basset handler. She’s grown up with bassets and knows how to keep them under control. I can learn a lot from her. I took this photograph of her at the basset show on Monday and with her Mum’s permission have submitted it to this week’s faces photo competition [...]