Recent Activity

After the extraordinary weather last week, beautiful, fine sunny, quite summer-like and then an absolutely contrasting Good Friday (rain, hail, chilly temperatures) - we are back into summery days again. In fact, we have been since Saturday! With an urgency I have been rising in the morning and getting into the garden, where possible, without … Continue reading Recent Activity

Tourist Trap

I often wonder what residents of Perth or visitors to Albany, Western Australia, make of our weather. We have had some really wonderful weather recently. Yesterday had the intensity of a summers day, but with the freshness in the air of Spring day. It was one of those days when the garden is just happily … Continue reading Tourist Trap

Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies

Today I began the task of sorting through the stored wood from the renovation. I had kind of started some weeks back, putting aside certain lengths of structural timber of certain dimensions for the trellis along the retaining wall. The Little Fellas have since hit upon the idea of a cubby house out in the … Continue reading Reclaimed Timber, Bananas & Cubbies

Edge of the Land

Though our garden is sheltered by trees, houses, vegetation and a mountain, we live at the edge of the land. The landscape is exposed and wild. Coastal winds bring with them an array of weather patterns depending on the season or the oceans whims. Today started off overcast due to a cool night and a … Continue reading Edge of the Land

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