Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

Autumn. From previous years observations I have noticed that there is a tendency for the Flycatchers to be on the move and more active in places where perhaps they are not at other times of the year. This usually means more frequent visits into urban gardens. We've had the Grey Fantails around and the Willy … Continue reading Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

The Rain, the Muse & the Start of Winter

I have been dreaming of compost. I'm not sure why. After the recent winds came the rain. Slowly. But it really hit this afternoon and then settled in. I heard the tank pump working this morning and I'm sure it would have pumped more water up to the header tanks by this afternoon. The neighbours … Continue reading The Rain, the Muse & the Start of Winter

Mini-Crops for your Little Paradise

As we await the completion of our larger, raised garden beds, I cannot let it stand as an excuse not to grow our own food. So in the meantime we have a couple of plants started to supplement that which we purchase from the local farmers market. I have sprinkled lettuce seeds, parsley seeds and … Continue reading Mini-Crops for your Little Paradise

Soup

Soup! It doesn't take a change of weather to get soup on the stove. I'm very fond of soups whatever the season and will often have a cup of home-made soup in lieu of hot drinks. With the cooler weather recently and the time to prepare in advance (to get ahead in the cooking department), … Continue reading Soup

What on Earth is it?

I've finished the Mud Room. But I don't think its a Mud Room or a Utility Room. We've got the preserving jars in it (stored) and our seeds (stored) and some frozen goods (stored) - so maybe it's just a Store Room. Although that seems a little bland, but it has a practical element to … Continue reading What on Earth is it?