Making Stuff: Kombucha

Every man and his orange fish has a post on the wonderful probiotic kombucha. I get asked fairly regularly for a Scobie for others to start their own, or instructions on how to do it. So I decided it was time to create my own post as a quick and easy reference place to send … Continue reading Making Stuff: Kombucha

Family, Feet & Friends

Gran requested a family photo for Christmas - to send to friends and family. Unfortunately for Gran, these things need a bit of planning and getting everyone together at the same time with a little bit of coordinating of attire. Plus getting the Little Fellas done and dusted and ready for the event is like … Continue reading Family, Feet & Friends

We all want some figgy pudding!

 Mrs PP reporting in for a little Christmas cheer.There were no Carols by Candlelight here this year due to the rain. The rain was very welcome though, and topped up the tanks and soaked into the soil. Light enough to be damp and long enough to go deep in the soil.I am not the chef … Continue reading We all want some figgy pudding!

Early Summer

  The early morning is when the garden is at it's most alive. Bullfrog is calling of course. Especially if there is a light rain shower in theĀ  hours before sunrise. There are golden bees, floured with bright golden pollen, crawling through the brilliant yellow pumpkin flowers. The chilacayote vine is rambling all over the … Continue reading Early Summer

November Observations – Petit Paradis

2018 Frogs callingĀ  throughout the night again after a few weeks break. Most of them are concentrated in and around the greywater filter pond. First Citrus Swallowtail sighted for the year in the garden. Tomato bush rampant with growth and flowers and fruit nearly starting to mature closer to December. Black Ducks were emerging with … Continue reading November Observations – Petit Paradis