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

Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley

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

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

Post 400 – Welcome & Thank you, Cabbages & The Full Moon

July 28th, 2010 was when I started recording our garden and household goings on with this blog. Since then there have been months of crazy posting and other months too busy to do much at all. There have been years where I posted 8 times and others where I've posted 126 times. So for a … Continue reading Post 400 – Welcome & Thank you, Cabbages & The Full Moon