Extending Usefulness

In our previous post on the introduction of the FOGO service to our city last year and the mission for the service to reduce landfill waste whilst creating community generated compost. For Mrs PP, this practice of utilising kitchen scraps has always been a way of life for us (since we married) and we've used … Continue reading Extending Usefulness

Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

On brilliantly sunny days the top of the block can be an enchanting place to work. Though I seldom really stop long enough to take it all in. I usually find myself staring at a photo of it on the computer screen much later in the day thinking to myself . . . "Wow, that's … Continue reading Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

Pests, Predators and Observations

The morning started with bird calls. The magpies were the first birds I heard. It was around 4am. This time of the year, in this part of the world, we get some lovely morning light. One of my first tasks was to water the garden. Kind of a gentle way to ease into the day … Continue reading Pests, Predators and Observations

Hoverflies

Hoverflies around the brassica flowers. Last Monday the back of the house was inundated with hoverflies. I have never seen hoverflies in such prolific, swarming abundance. They were coming in under the verandah and getting caught up in spider webs. Throughout the week they have maintained their presence in the garden but appear to have … Continue reading Hoverflies