I hadn't realised 11 people had been rescued from the waters! That would have been scary. The worst we've been affected is that I had to take a few detours to get to a friends house this afternoon to do some quilting... Oh, and a big rut or two in the driveway.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Last night we stepped out of the house and could hear two things: the chorus of frogs enjoying the rain, and the roar of flood waters going down the street.
And now for brunch: I sautéed some mixed berries with banana and honey and spread it on home-made bread toast... Mmmmm...
Extra prayers today for the people in India experiencing strife, and those in the world experiencing floods that wash away their entire livelihood.
Friday, November 28, 2008
You'll be pleased to know that I resisted the urge to photograph my pumpkins and tomatoes again today, despite my amazement at how much they've grown over the last week! I couldn't resist commenting on them, however....
P.S. to Reuben: hope you're recovering well from your operation. Was lovely to see you and your mum. xo
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I did think of showing you more pictures of the pumpkins, and the beans winding their way up the posts in the garden.... but I considered the fact that maybe you don't need to see their progress every week.... And I could show you a photo of the bag I made this afternoon, but I'm still reeling over the fact that I forgot to interface it!! You know when it's time to take a break...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
They're nice little houses, anyway. I made my own template and it seemed to work (phew!). Now we'll see if they'll keep till Christmas... I'm not sure if my home-made gingerbread will keep that long... hmmmm.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
And what about the groovy bend on this one? (No commenting on weeds allowed!)
(Am I the only one fascinated by my veggie patch?? Is it a bad sign of things to come?)
Oh, and the pumpkins. Oh, the pumpkins. A wise person might perhaps have done a bit of research before the planted them. But me, oh - they'll be right! Chuck them in! Watch them grow! Now that they have so completely gone crazy in the bed they're in, I think to look them up in my marvellous fruit and veg book (Diggers Club). 'Can grow up to 10 metres' it says!!! And I planted 4 of them!! In a metre wide patch!! So I spent a bit of time this afternoon painstakingly encouraging the vines to head towards the back fence so they can ramble over it at their leisure. Boy, I hope I have a lot of friends who will want pumpkins this autumn! Yes, you seasoned gardeners may laugh, but I'll be the one with the truckload of pumpkins at the end of the day! (Hopefully)
We had a lovely day yesterday in Nundle with some friends. I drooled over the wool (they have a wool mill), and managed not to buy too much. Also drooled over the fabrics at the Cottage on The Hill, but was convinced not to buy anything at the moment... And the children had a lovely time playing in the park. A nice day, over all.
Oh, and littlest chicken - oh what a chicken she is. Does anyone else have a child who will run nude all day, but refuses to use the potty and insists that a nappy is the only appropriate place to... you know... (I'm trying to be sensitive here).. do her business?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
More later when the cold has worn off....
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm really trying to focus on the good things happening in the veggie patch at the moment, because the first flush of flowers on the trees have now died off, and with the hot weather the thistles, prickles, and other nasty weeds which we have in great abundance are really getting going. It's rather depressing. I think I'm going to have to get my act together and cover great sections of land in mulch and start planting garden beds with cuttings that I have stolen - er, I mean, been given from others. It's a slow thing, this gardening business. I really can't complain, though - every time mum comes to visit she brings a box of cuttings, or plants which have popped up in her compost heap! I love you, mum! (Not just for the plants, you understand...)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So now that that fun is out of the way, I need to figure out how to:
1. rescue my tomato plants from being eaten by whatever it is that eats them during the night (just as well I planted 22 of them), and
2. get rid of the wasps that keep hanging around in the shed and coming inside the car when I open the doors - very annoying!