March 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm #465390
yep power people did similar here too just before the cyclone – drove up our driveway and broke cement off the end of the pipe and broke off trees and just left it all there! We were chainsawing before the cyclone even came!
Our driveway pipe is now higher than the surrounds and we will have to do work on it today to be able to get the 4wd out at least but the van is way too low:(March 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm #465391
Well it is raining here again so I can’t work in the garden :angry: DH has got the house yard mown but outside is getting high and the wallabies are hiding in it but not eating it fast enough. I have been watching the magpies eating the earthworms and lawn grubs great cheep :laugh: pest control really.
There are weeds in the vegie garden almost over my head all I can do till it dries out a bit is try and keep the seed heads off. I have a choko vine growing and noticed it has a small female flower :woohoo: on it so I may get one choko before the frosts.
I made some yoghurt last night and I must have done something wrong as this morning when I went to put it in the fridge it was just a tad thick “How many slices would you like?” :laugh: I will have to wait till I’ve had a good nights sleep or even a nanna nap before I try again.
The power boys must have had one of the wheels in mid air coming over the causeway, I just hope whoever tries to come over next time can read as DH has put a sign out.March 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm #465392
Thanks for sending some rain here!! 😛March 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm #465393
We’ve had another 30mm of rain and the ground is so wet the worms are crawling on the grass and being eaten by the magpies, we were having trouble with ants last week and we have never had them in such huge numbers not sure how long they had been in their hiding spot…. they weren’t in the kitchen or the bathroom but in the bedroom of all places in the hem of the curtains.
I needed to empty the saucers under the pots yesterday and again this morning….. 20yrs here and this is the first time I can say “I’m so sick of the rain!” the tank is full and so are the 4 blue barrels and the bath tub that we have been using for garden water in the drought it was used for my seedling and plants and I would pour in a bucket of water and let them soak it up.
This morning while doing the garden rounds (checking to see what else has died) I felt something crawling on my leg I thought it was an ant but no it wasn’t I looked at it and thought it was a slug no but then it started waving in the air :ohmy: a leech I’ve never had one of those here. I checked on my baby choko and it is looking good, the comfrey has gone wild, the “triffids” are hanging in there, the basil has seeds sprouting in the flower head :angry: I was saving seeds so I wouldn’t have to buy any, the beans are all gone in the past 6 months I’ve probably planted 150-200 seed I dry them and use them in winter soups, I also sloushed down to the compost and picked 4 pumpkins and 2 cherry tomatoes, the only things that have thrived are the weeds and the strawberries I have runners going everywhere from 4 plants I now have about 30 🙂March 28, 2011 at 2:45 am #465394
Judi B has asked me to post her video of the floods over the causeway. I hope someone helps them soon as the insurance company is STILL stuffing many people around. Judi B hasn’t been able to leave in own car since Jan 2011. Having to rely on neighbours for basic trips to get the mail and shopping can be a bit embarrassing after a while. Anyone able to HELP Judi B in some way … please contact her via ALS.
VIDEO LINK…..March 28, 2011 at 11:14 am #465395
wow Judi – thought you’d been up our way but then noticed the trees were dif to here.The causeway on our road usuallu looks like that lately – luckily it is concreted – although in bad knick now – and council maintained.
Our driveway crossing is small compared with that! But once it’s gone (as it has alot recently) we too are stuck – but easier to find rocks and dirt to put back than move your wee log there.
Nothing I can do to help you my dear but i think of you often – even in my everyday workings – and once DH gets work again i would love to buy a couple of those GORGEOUS bags from you – or maybe I should just buy the pattern from you and make my own while I sit here on home detention too – maybe more people doing bags and thinking of you can create universal power to bring the help you need………… ok maybe i’ve had too much water on my head……:woohoo: 😉
BIG BIG HUGZMarch 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm #465396
Thank you for doing that J
I get the creeps everytime I see that the roar of the water and the ground shaking comes back to me.
The water was about 1 metre deep over the causeway and that was even before the real downpour… the night of the downpour we think that the water was about 3 metres deep.March 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm #465397
Your welcome Judi B. I just hope someone can help you out after being stranded in your own home not being able to do anything. 15 hits so far on the video!! You should so a video on your garden and I’ll post it online after it’s mailed down here for me to upload. But I guess it’s full of weeds with all the rain we’ve had!!:unsure:March 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm #465398
brisvegas most on here know that you are my son …. maybe you are embarrassed or uncomfortable calling me MUM on here?? :laugh:March 31, 2011 at 11:14 am #465399
gotta love hey Judi:whistle:April 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm #465400
I’ve been getting back into the swing of things just get so depressed not being able to go anywhere.
I have a big mess in the garden to clean weeds everywhere some that I haven’t had growing here for a very long time but the rain and flooding has brought a load of weed seed.
I will be picking the last of the tomatoes this week and they havedone quite well with all the rain.
The rain has also got all the insects and grubs busy eating my plants these are on the white rain lillies.
I had to weed a bit to find the strawberries.
I’ll be back later have to go do some more mowing ….April 5, 2011 at 1:48 am #465401
Well I did some mowing but didn’t get the house yard finished.
When I did the weeding to find the strawberries I found heaps of runners so I potted them up… just have to weed more garden to put them in now.
The Thai Basil did very well for me this year.
This is the area I plan to make into a food forest … but don’t tell DH :laugh: I have figs, mulberries, Kumquat, carob and lemongrass growing there already.
I better get going as I have arranged a lift into town tomorrow, we had to come home by taxi last Saturday from the markets and it cost over $25 :ohmy:April 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm #465402
We didn’t do anything exciting or different today for our anniversary but we both decided that if we can ever get the car out we are going to go to Kingaroy and have some fish and chips and sit in the park to eat.
I did more weeding today and found that the jonquils are popping up and noticed that the plum and apricot trees have flowers the weather has really confused the trees.
I picked the last of the tomatoes and we had some in tonights curry ….. yummo
I’ve planted some broccoli and parsley.April 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm #465403
All those stripy grubs – a bit like watching a prison breakout! 😆
Nice tomatoes (jealous!)April 13, 2011 at 1:22 am #465404
Last night we had a stir fry and all the vegies came from our garden I picked the one and only capsicum from 4 plants I planted before the rain, 4 beans which was all that survived, 6 triffids and tatsoi.
The little broccoli plants are doing well, the strawberry runners are now in broccoli boxes, I also started some Ruby Chard, I’ve got some Ruby Cabbage to put in as I’ve cleared a bit more garden now and transplanted some rocket from the lawn, I’m debating whether to put in some peas as I don’t have much luck with them in the cold and they don’t like it too hot, I started some Tansey seeds the other day and they are looking good, all that I want to get in now is some lettuce.
Did some weeding in the ornamental garden and pulled out tons of gazanias, yarrow and calendulas only because they were coming up so thick together.
Winter is on its way last night we had the fire on first time this year, checked the temp this morning and it was 6.5°C.
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