Friday, March 13, 2009

Keeping track

I've been rushing around the place like a bee making honey. It must be the autumn fever you get with a cooler change in temperature. I can actually spend a few hours in the yard at a time, without having to escape the heat.

We've been doing quite a lot actually. I've enjoyed re purposing some old materials laying around the place, and making them useful again. I like the fact that it's virtually free and I don't have to use fuel to bring it on site.



Here I made some rustic garden bed edging with some old tree saplings. It wll definitely become a termite magnet, but it was before in the pile it was sitting in, only now it's a more useful pile of sticks. Very easy to install too. I just needed a handsaw and a heavy mallet to whack the stakes in place.

Fortunately the builders left quite a bit of concrete rebar around the place after the house was built. We were happy for them to leave it here too, as we had all sorts of ideas for using it in the garden.



Yesterday, we made a garden arch between our two retaining walls with a length of rebar. Got myself an angle grinder (YEHAR!!) been wanting one of those for a while now. Anyway, we secured it in place with a few metal stakes and fencing wire. I planted some peas on either side today, so hopefully in a few weeks time we'll have some yummy, fresh peas, straight from the vine. Here's hoping anyway!

And of course it wouldn't be the Bushland project, without my obligatory post about poultry housing. I'm at it again folks! Lock up your 2x4's because there's no stopping me now. I've got drills, extension cords and self-tapping screws...and I ain't afraid to use them.



Yeah, I know - not much to look at yet, but it's just the basic skeleton. If I get this right, the rest will just be cosmetic! That's our Washington Navel tree in the foreground too. Doing really well!

Apart from that, the overall garden and chooks are doing well too. We managed to survive the weeds onslaught this summer growing season. But I'm sure it will be back for more next summer. I really can't ask for more during this glorious autumn weather though. It's just a great time to be out and about in the garden.

Happy planting/building/recyling at your place folks! Enjoy the weekend.

2 comments:

  1. Looking Good Chris!
    I love the 'bushland' style retaining wall. And a brillant idea for reusing the rebar, I have cucumbers growing up a piece at the moment.

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  2. Rebar is great stuff in the garden, hey! Hearing about your yummy cucumbers is making me feel impatient for my peas to show.

    You can feel the seasons changing now though - it's nearly time to say goodbye to the summer vegies. Hope you get one final glut of cukes though, before that happens.

    Thanks for dropping by. :)

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