Sunday, January 16, 2022

New faces

Hello there, neighbour
 

I'm still kicking around here, preparing for the new year ahead. School was unexpectedly postponed for 2 weeks, so a lot of my plans have been put back too. It's no major drama just yet. What was though, is an encounter with a neighbour who decided to pop by, for a quick visit.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Huge Thank-you.

 

Elderberries


It's been several weeks since my last post, and I wanted to say a huge thank-you, for all the wonderful replies. They were incredibly supportive and kind, which meant the world to me. When you feel like a deer, staring into headlights, it was nice to hear voices calling somewhere safe. Which is how I felt. Safe in your wonderful thoughts. So thank you, each and every one. Now to fill you in with the rest.

Monday, November 22, 2021

A big chapter closes

The day begins


Well hello again. I sat down to a lovely salad and coffee, for breakfast this morning. I've been wanting to sit down and write this post for about a month now. I guess the words don't come easy, for one of the hardest things I've ever had to share. I'll do my best though.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Prop boxes

Growing plants & making new ones


I was going to share my propagation boxes, once I finished the first month. To track progress during that time. However, after receiving a question in the comments section of my last post, I thought, why not share what I know to date? Like, where I first learned about prop boxes, different growing mediums to use, etc.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Winter Hiatus - Hello Spring!

 

Plant alter


So I missed winter, on my blog completely! It's been a peculiar year of big changes. We're on the last push to finalise David's family estate, and our eldest moved into town with some friends. So many things had to be rearranged, moved, stored and eventually used. It's an ongoing process. This is some of what I've been up to lately, in our new outside area.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

It's over


 

The party, that is. Our daughter's 18th!! It has been keeping me away from my blog, since the beginning of the year. Well, one of the things. As we had to fix the narrow back landing, behind the house, to make it safe for partying teenagers. Seven in total, and they were mostly well behaved. I say mostly, because I'm sure the neighbours heard. But it's the first loud party we've had, since moving here in 2007. I'm glad to say it's over though...

Friday, May 14, 2021

Small inconveniences

 

What's this wet stuff?


Like the rocks piled around our septic tank, waiting to be turned into a retaining wall, so are the rest of the jobs, piling up outside too. We were already struggling with time but recent storm activity, held things up further. I don't mind the rain. It's fantastic! Always does wonders for our garden. But I do find myself counting the hours, to when I can get the next job done!