Earth Hour is fun for kids

Earth-Hour

Tonight we celebrated Earth Hour. Yes, we did feed our two small children dinner after 8.30pm, but they loved it We had an hour of great family time around the dinner table eating pasta, singing songs…

The front yard heads towards winter

front-yard-panorama

I pulled out most of the crops in the front bed over the weekend. I thought I’d write a post about what I’m planning to grow over winter and how I’m preparing the front yard for…

Harvest Monday – 26th March 2012

Carrots, cucumber, garlic chives and edamame

The summer crops came out! Everything was looking so bedraggled, so I enlisted help from P and friends over the weekend and stripped most of the beds. 7.5 kilograms (16.5 pounds) Edamame soybeans We pulled out…

Signs of a changing perspective

I’m the world’s worst hypocrite when it comes to sustainable living. I love the idea, but I’m still very keen on ‘stuff’. I have some friends who rib me about my expensive tastes. Whenever they see…

Harvest Monday – 19th March 2012

Like me (in my third trimester), it’s slowing down in the garden again this week. I hoped to harvest the second crop of edamame soybeans, but it didn’t quite happen.   The tomatoes are almost finished…

Tuesday Night Vego – Egg and Vegetable Curry

We were out for a family birthday on Tuesday, so it was really Wednesday night vego for us this week. As the egg production from our chooks ramps up I’ll be looking for more and more…

My Struggles with Citrus

tahitian-lime-in-front-yard

Garden Glut posted on Sunday about her citrus trees. She has a huge glut of lemons, which is my dream ‘problem’. She also has this amazing tahitian lime that she espaliered against the fence – I’m…

Harvest Monday – 12th March 2012

A much smaller harvest week this week. The garden is slowing down – so much is finishing and I have a hungry gap awaiting me soon. 400g Green Dwarf Beans The leaves are yellowing and definitely…

Dodgy DIY – A self-watering pot from an olive oil tin

March 10003

I’m pretty much useless with my hands. Not an artistic bone in my body, no handywoman skills to speak of, and frankly I hate any type of ‘craft’. So anything home-made by me definitely falls into…

Our first Dozen

65-grammer

We’ve identified the layer. We caught her in the act yesterday: She’s definitely one of the cross-breeds, and P thinks she’s the one he calls Fricassee. And what an act it was. 65 grams! I struggled…