Reprieve 1st of March ’19

At 4am it started to rain. I don't recall the last time I heard rain. Decent rain. It was over two months ago. I love the summer, but the garden is drying out down to the depths of itself. The garden got a further watering with grey water to make sure it got a decent … Continue reading Reprieve 1st of March ’19

The Albany Agricultural Show – Trouble in Paradise.

It has been a busy week, but there is no rest for this man. I am rather over-tired and I have some opinions to vent. Which I do very irregularly. But I will unpack a few right here and now. This past Friday and Saturday the SHOW has come to town. Well, when a very … Continue reading The Albany Agricultural Show – Trouble in Paradise.

Wattle

It's that time of the year for a haircut. This prized possession in our backyard isĀ Acacia longifolia. In our part of the world it is a declared weed because it has become naturalised and grows quickly in our sandy soil. Too good to be true! But it gets better. Our rabbits eat the leaves and … Continue reading Wattle

Further Than Now

So about a month ago I had a bit of a dump with my post Spring Convulsions. I'm better now. Aired. Light. Somewhat lifted. It is partly to do with the whole vibration of Spring around me - and partly to do with the fact that I have a tendency to keep going. I have … Continue reading Further Than Now

Turtles on the Move

Today we witnessed the mini-migration of the endemic turtles to our area, the Southwestern Snake-necked Turtle. It's interesting how names change for birds and animals. I grew up knowing it as the Long-necked Tortoise. I was up early to sow seeds into the new beds. It had been raining lightly throughout the night by the … Continue reading Turtles on the Move