Sunday, 16 August 2009

The garden, of course.

I was woken by a storm in the night. Thunder and lightning and rain and my forst thought was that the tanks were being topped up again. John checked that rain guage this morning and we had had 4mm! The garden looks good, and even the disturbed potato plants (bandicooted a coupleof days ago) are back on track. The rain guage....

The back garden changes little, but it's important to check it daily, for any pests or changes, not to mention checking what is next on the menu... plenty of coriander, garlic growing nicely (should be ready to pick in December/Jan), onions that are thinned already, but are now big enough to be added to salads or cooking as "spring onions" (it is spring, after all) and then after my stepping stones, the potatoes (that might be next in line for eating).... and the artichokes.

The apricot tree is in full flower.... I hope it isn't a sign of stress!
... and its leaves are beginning to come out as well. There is a general consensus around the gardens and in the streets, that the season is well and truly two weeks ahead of usual... the 27 degree day yesterday, with warm north wind and blowflies, felt more like September than August weather. July and August are the two "cold" months here.

Beside the stove are the hooks where we hang keys and so on....

There are also rubber bands that arrive wrapped around the letters from the post office. These are good for holding the cellophane seals on jam jars when using second hand jars. There's an assortment of keys for car ignitions and some old door keys (not that we are able to lock the house with them) and then the other odds and ends.... the bells that Louise brought home when she went to Adelaide (from Kapunda) one day... and the beads made by Alex and Chris at Johnny Crow's Garden. I think the glazed ones are Alex's work, and the different coloured clay ones (some with amazing shapes!) were made by Chris.
The string that is tied onto the blue bracket crosses to the other side of the stove. It has clothes pegs on it so that, last thing at night, any washing that one is desperate for, can be hung by the stove overnight and is sure to be dry in the morning.... warm socks!
Light switches are... one for the kitchen light and the other is for the back verandah and the toilet which is out the back too.



2 comments:

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

once that apricot tree is bigger i'm looking forward to some jam on a scone from a woodfired oven.
Love
Louise

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

once that apricot tree is bigger i'm looking forward to some jam on a scone from a woodfired oven.
Love
Louise