Archive | Gardening


I know I haven’t posted for a few days, but I have been soooo busy with all my orders from my Etsy shop and now today I took a breather and went outside into the garden with my children and just photographed everything that has been happening over the last few weeks…..

This is a most beautiful plant, it is called a Buddleia Davidii, (a butterfly plant), it attracts the most beautiful butterflies and has a divine scent.

Our Roses are also blossoming forth…

Isn’t nature amazing, just look at all these littls workers busy collecting all they can from this pumpkin flower!

Our grape vine is heavily laden with grapes, almost time for wine making again…. fun!

We discovered this pumpkin completely by accident, we recycle most of our veggie scraps and a few pumpkin seeds must have found their way into our compost heep. Anyway, when we dug our new vegetable beds and filled them with compost, this pumpkin vine emerged out of nowhere and under all the massive leaves, we found this beautiful pumpkin, it measures, 16 inches across and it is still growing… What a lovely surprise!!

This is our resident bat, he lives in our patio umbrella and he has been with us for a few years, every evening at dusk, he flies out with his other bat friends, he is precious….

Hope you are all having a wonderful week…..


Our Garden after the rains….

I love the rains that arrive with Spring and Summer. During Winter, there is no rain and although we have a borehole it is not very strong. But when the rains come, like they have now, everything turns to green and grows forth beautifully!

Our Veggie and herb garden are full of new life, sprouting with mielies, onions, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash and potatoes etc…

This is our grape vine in the front garden that we made wine from in March this year, we are going to bottle it today, it was a wonderful learning process for our children and for us too.

We love our urban homestead where we live and it is becoming more self-sufficient everyday.

Have a great Sunday!


Our Beetroot

I am so excited about the veggies coming out of our new veggie garden. We dug the new veggie garden with a double digging technique and all the time it took to dig is really paying off. I picked these beetroots today and they are lovely and big and look so juicy. We are going to have them for supper with fresh spinach from our garden as well! It is the most exciting thing to be able to pop down to your garden and pick food for supper!

All the left over greens will be given to our chooks, rabbits and earthworms to eat.


Mulberry Picking

Our fruit is slowly ripening in our garden, we have nectarines, peaches, plums, lemons, pomegranates, granadillas, prunes and a grape vine, that we made wine from last March. Our wine is finally ready and tastes delicious.

This is our mulberry tree that is just laden with fruit and everyone is taking a turn on the ladder picking mulberries. Fun, fun, fun….
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