Well, Mrs PP and I were about to go for an evening walk. Just as we locked the front door it poured down with a lovely bit of January rain! I am happy for the rain. It will complement the watering I have been doing for the trees up the back. Ordinarily I would not … Continue reading Summer Rain
What’s in the Garden?
Often we are asked 'What's growing in the garden at the moment?'. With this in mind, this post highlights a few of the current plantings and some associated stories. About a week before Christmas we picked a tidy little crop of apricots from our Moorpark apricot. Once again, of our two trees, the same one … Continue reading What’s in the Garden?
Into the promise of Summer
It has been just under three weeks since filling the bioreactor. After about two weeks it had sunk down just over two feet. It smells like a damp forest floor and I've only removed the pipes in the last few days as I figured it wouldn't hurt to have them in there. After taking them … Continue reading Into the promise of Summer
The days are blurring together. But this is the kind of stuff I've been up to. Friday morning was the beach walk with the family. It was refreshing, relaxing and resulted in a catch of one dead seagull, two dead shearwater and a dried out blowfish. More on that here. Saturday I got stuck … Continue reading Home Shopping
The First Trees are Planted
Yesterday I planted out our first trees. There was no pomp and ceremony. Not loudly anyway. I carted up several loads of sandy soil and dumped them on the growing swale at the top of the slope. I filled up several more and left them by the swale. I gathered the soaked cardboard, the composted … Continue reading The First Trees are Planted