Gran: a birthday

Gran was asked some time ago what she would like for her 77th birthday. "A Steak. And a Coffee Cake made with Chicory Essence." Bless her. She knew exactly what she wanted for once! Fortunately, we live a happy walking distance to various cafes and restaurants so it was a fantastic incentive to get Gran … Continue reading Gran: a birthday

UFO – Unidentified Fungal Organism

An amazing display in the sky this evening as we came inside for dinner and tucked in our new arrivals. We have adopted a tribe of guinea pigs which will soon be set to work. In the meantime we are letting them settle and get acquainted with their new location.   This little discovery of … Continue reading UFO – Unidentified Fungal Organism

Stone Soup – another way

The Little Fellas are pretty good with eating their vegetables at dinner time. Gran? Not so much. We do like our Bone Broth and notice a difference between the times we consume it and the weeks we might not have any available. This Stone Soup version is a current winner in the household. Rather than … Continue reading Stone Soup – another way

Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

Our little batch of mini-crops (mostly large pots) are doing really well. As with our original Petit Paradis garden, I planted out quite a collection of pots with small, usually mixed vegetables. This was with the intention of at least providing something of home-grown quality instead of relying solely on buying produce in. At least … Continue reading Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

Grey Fantail : Personality with Wings

The pair of Grey Fantails are so busy in the garden. Busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. . . They are busy here, there and everywhere. Around me. Next to me. Over me. Under the staircase, on the staircase, perched fleetingly somewhere - then off into the air chasing an insect. I have thoughts like Grey … Continue reading Grey Fantail : Personality with Wings