Our new guinea pigs arrived today. I've steadily been patching up some old hutches and we were ready to start bringing in the animals as part of our garden set-up. This is exciting to me because as far as kitchen scraps go, we have some pretty decent ones in my opinion. Given that we eat … Continue reading Our New Guinea Pigs Arrive
It's been over seven months since I last posted. It's usually in the Spring that my thoughts turn to getting observations down about what is going on around me in the garden. I brought up the blog yesterday and shortly afterwards received a notification that there was a new post on Martins' blog. It seems … Continue reading Middle Spring
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
At present, whatever way I look at the garden, it's all hinging on the chook yard. I appear to have worked myself into a 'corner'. I think it's a good corner, but a bit annoying nonetheless. I can only hope that it will force me to focus on the job at hand. Before I can … Continue reading Chicken Yard Progress, kind of. . .
Google Maps won't show you a birds eye view of the bushland that was once Joondalup. What is today a northern suburbs metropolis of Perth, was once coastal woodland quite typical of the Swan Coastal Plain. This is how I know I'm getting older. There is however a set of photos of Joondalup to give … Continue reading Macrozamia riedlei