The Hands-On Harvest

In our garden, the pumpkins are being harvested. We had about ten or so small pumpkins and a couple of larger ones. The smaller size is ideal for our family. The tomatoes are coming along well too. I have grown some of the best tomatoes I've ever grown this year. A combination I think of … Continue reading The Hands-On Harvest

Pisces

I am born under the star sign of Pisces. At a sub-conscious depth it is as though this zodiac has only ever deemed me fit for feeding fish, rather than catching them myself. I am changing this. I have been quizzing local fisherman on the ways of securing a decent catch. Preferably from land, with … Continue reading Pisces

Journeys & Observations Further Afield

I was raised close to the Indian Ocean and after living in the south along the Southern Ocean for nearly two decades when I first lay eyes on the Indian Ocean recently on a trip to Perth, it struck me how blue and flat it was. You always look out to it from the mainland. … Continue reading Journeys & Observations Further Afield

Reprieve 1st of March ’19

At 4am it started to rain. I don't recall the last time I heard rain. Decent rain. It was over two months ago. I love the summer, but the garden is drying out down to the depths of itself. The garden got a further watering with grey water to make sure it got a decent … Continue reading Reprieve 1st of March ’19

Summer Seed Saving

With the nice dry weather of January and a couple of further weeks in the back room to ensure the seed harvest is completely dry, I finally got to sorting out seeds and cleaning them for storage. The bulk of seeds we will use over swales or as green mulch come Autumn. Throughout January I … Continue reading Summer Seed Saving