Monthly Archives: November 2019

Mrs PP Strikes

On Wednesday, Mrs PP was looking for a particular indoor plant which retails for about $15 – $20 a pot in the nurseries. She found one for $5 on a local trading site and was very pleased with herself. She … Continue reading

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Tagasaste from Seed

For the record – a brief update on the tagasaste trees. I grew these from seed and though neglected at times during house moves and renovations enough managed to survive to make it into the ground where they have happily … Continue reading

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The Sauerkraut & The Kettlebell

Cabbages were in good supply at the beginning of the month so I took the opportunity to refine my sauerkraut making ability with the aid of my kettle bell which worked very well. This extra weight really did put pressure … Continue reading

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Green Keeping

I have been known to clean up the local park of fallen branches, palm fronds and tree limbs. These get mulched and put into the garden. Sometimes I have assistance in the matter. Sometimes I go on alone. I figure … Continue reading

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Peter’s Chicken Pieces & Soil Conditioning

The sorting of Stuff continues. . . It is amazing what you find when looking through family ‘treasures’. This cardboard box back was found in amongst some of Gran’s books and photos. Though Peters is known for its ice-creams, clearly … Continue reading

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Gran Re-Booted (& Magpie Mimicry)

At the start of November, Gran took ill. Really ill. My wife made phone calls to nursing staff and after no change in Grans condition, an ambulance. Much to the entertainment of the Little Fellas, it took four ambulance volunteers … Continue reading

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I have been doing a bit of an audit of the house and the resources that remain. The next phase of the project is going to involve more retaining walls and beginning the foundations of what will be the chook … Continue reading

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