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In the Garden and Other News

Cucumbers and Squash

The wonderful ‘almost’ Summer weather has arrived at last, I think the frost is gone for now until next year and Kye and I have begun planting our Heirloom veggie seeds! It’s so exciting to see them grow. Above we have planted cucumbers and squash. They are almost ready to transplant into the veggie garden, I just need to order a truckload of compost first to dig into the beds.


I’ve also planted different varieties of peppers and pumpkins, can’t wait to see what they are like.

Jenna PL Award Scouts

Not the greatest photo quality, I know, but I only had my phone with me and we were sitting right at the back of the hall. Anyway, this is our Jenna receiving her PL (patrol leader) of the year award at the Sea Scouts AGM two weeks ago. We are SO proud of her!!!

Jen sailing

Here she is doing what she LOVES, sailing. She will soon be getting her own Miracle dinghy that she’ll refurbish herself for advancement at Scouts. So exciting!!

Hope you are having a lovely week.






Nectarine Blossoms





Apricot Blossoms

English Oak Tree


(Photos by Erin)

Spring is such a glorious season! There are buds and flowers on most of the fruit trees. Life and rebirth are everywhere I look. I feel energised and excited to plant more veggies and flowers in our garden. We’ve also been filling the bird feeder with fruit and seed and various feathered friends have been visiting our garden each day. Jen and Erie have just started writing their September test series for School. Unfortunately the flu is still lingering in our home… we just can’t seem to shake it.

I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons.






I’ve had the most wonderful birthday today! My family is my greatest blessing!

Above are photos of our beautiful Wisteria creeper in bloom all along the side of our house and up and around our telephone pole. Spring is just breathtaking, don’t you think?

Have a marvellous day xx


Saturday Morning

Feeding the Birds

Charlie1  Feeding the Birds1

I’ve been feeding the birds more regularly now that it’s Winter, as soon as I go outside with  seed and fruit, they appear out of nowhere and wait patiently for me to finish filling the feeders. As soon as I leave they descend and the feasting begins!


Both of these plants, an Avo on the right and a Lemon in the black pot self-seeded and are growing well! I love it when nature does this, takes things into her own hands and creates something wonderful! We tend to throw avo pips out of our kitchen window as we cut them open, and amazingly enough, they just start growing!



Our borehole is supplying us with copious amounts of water, we haven’t had rain since April so this underground water is such a blessing.


Our Sandy is always hoping that someone will walk by and throw her ball. She brings it to us, drops it on the ground, picks it up again as if to say, “Come on, just one more time, please!”


Charlie, resting against a pumpkin amongst the Rosemary bush in the kitchen windowbox. He will eventually saunter back into our house, smelling of wonderful oils…


Here is the result of the baking from the other day, the Banting rusks, they are lovely and SO filling!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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