July 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm #513175RobyneMember
Got up this morning and let the girls out of their pen and th ebig White Chook didn’t come out like she normally does. When I lifted the lid she must of gotten caught under the bar they sleep on and died during the night. Granddaughter doesn’t know yet as she was her chicken. 🙁
I love opshops and have picked up some amazing bargins just knowing what I want. I have given up an buying stuff from the shops as either they don’t fit properly or they are out of my price line.
we watch a programme on SBS about a guy doing a bucket list and this week he was in Africa and he went to a market that sells clothes that are donated to the country to cloth their poor. So they are getting it all for free then the people are making money on it. Sad really it has come to this.
When we lived in Talbot Victoria. Our neighbour rang to say go down to the dump and see what is down there. So my neice who was staying at the time and I went and it was bales and bales of clothing that were all collected for Romanian people were dumped as they didn’t want them. We got heaps of good jeans and tops all for free. Within 3 days there was nothing left as the word got out. My neice had 4 young children and out fitted all of her children for the winterOctober 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm #513176
You still here Foz?October 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm #513177
Hi Biz Liz! :wave: How are you? Haven’t drowned yet in all the rain you guys have been getting down your way?October 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm #513178
Hi Bel :hug:
Yeah the rain has been shocking, seems like it hasnt stopped in 2 years, hoping for a warmer summer.. Hows things in SAOctober 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm #513179
I feel terrible for you guys. The in-laws say it’s depressing. They can’t step out their door without wearing gumboots and the plants are all starting to die from the constant water-logging.
All good here in SA. We had a decent wet, cold winter and I took that as an excuse to do next to nothing in the garden! Back into it now and hoping for a much more productive summer. Just started planting out out some seelings that I raised from seed a month or so ago. As usual, I’ll have a couple of beds of tomatoes. Hopefully I can keep on top of the pests this year – they were decimated by mites in no time last year….October 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm #513180
Lol, I just bought myself an excellent pair of gumbies a few months back, it rained that heavy that day that I got to wear them in flood water to rescue our beehives, talk about timing.
My Tommy seedlings are going great guns in the hothouse, just starting to prepare the ground today, still a tad damp. Also have planted some of your giant russian sunflowers.
I ended up getting lots and lots of Rasp canes from some ppl around here, over 100 :jawdrop: with more to get next Autumn, thanks again for offer of some of yours, was very slack of me not to get back to you. :blush:October 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm #513181
No worries Biz Liz, been flat-out myself. I think next year I’ll do pick-up only for give-away plants as the packing/posting etc is a pain. Glad you found some closer to home 🙂
Would love a bee hive myself, but DH isn’t keen 🙁October 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm #513182
Yeah postage sucks, usually worth more then the item sending.
We are up to 12 hives now, we have a few more in the planning. Down to the last half kilo of honey from last season, extracted over 100kg. Hoping for some nice weather so the bees can triple that :tup:October 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm #513183
Hooley dooley, thats a lot of honey! All for you or are you planning to sell some too? We go through a lot of honey with all the cooking I do – probably 2-3kg a month. Would be great to have a hive or 2. Spoke with some apiarists at the ABC carpark caper last week and they were great – they sold out of honey before the market was finished!October 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm #513184
Gawd Bel, we dont eat that much honey, no I sell it at markets and from home with the jams 😆
Lot of interest down this way, we started a bee club last year and have a steady membership of 67+, worth looking into if you eat that much honey.October 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm #513185FozzieMember
Oops!!! Hi Lizzie!!! 😆October 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm #513186
busylizzie post=349867 wrote: Gawd Bel, we dont eat that much honey, no I sell it at markets and from home with the jams 😆
Lot of interest down this way, we started a bee club last year and have a steady membership of 67+, worth looking into if you eat that much honey.
When I added up the numbers in my head, it certainly was a lot of honey for one family :laugh:
I sold some jams at the market too, and they were very popular. If I had more time, I’d make/sell more. Will look into bees again methinks.
Hi Fozzie :wave:
Off to do some gardening now, not just talk about it. Ta taOctober 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm #513187
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