March 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm #487720
No DI, It wasnt the rain that nearly flooded the bees, it was the river, came within a few metres of the hive, we were really lucky and were ready to shift them but luckily the water started to go down in time. Never had so much rain in such a short amount of time, the river came up quickly, I went out for the day and came home to see the river had started to flood the paddocks that Id never seen flooded so much, pretty scary stuff.March 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm #487721
correction noted, You have a river:ohmy: lucky thing. You should try up here, not that ist made any news or anything but our river is up near the car parks again and the road towards brisbane way near got cut off the other day again too. there is just so much water around, atleast the fresh water table is filled up again now.March 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm #487722
Do you have trouble with growing broccoli and cauli from seed too?!? I’ve been through two packs of cauli seeds and nearly a pack of broccoli seeds and come out with zilch!! Boo!!
Scary for the bees Lizzie! Glad you didn’t have to save them in the end!
Tweezers eh? that’s the trick for picking up the seeds eh?!March 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm #487723
I think the whole East coast of Oz has copped heaps of rain, down the bottom of Vic is Wilson Prom was on the news the other night, it flooded so bad it took out part of the bridge and had a massive landslide, hundreds of school kids and ppl had to be helicoptered out, we were booked in to camp down there for 3 days during holidays, doesnt look to good for the road/bridge to be fixed in time. 🙁March 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm #487724
Yeah seeds are so little, so tweezers are the go, Im abit you know, a**l about having stuff in with the seeds, bit of a neat freak at times :sick:
I dont have any trouble with Cauli & Brocoli, ect, have found them really easy to germinate. :blink:March 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm #487725
Funny… I used the punnets when I started, and had some success with germinating cauli and broccoli. But since I bought those seed trays from Diggers with the little holes for each seedling… they haven’t germinated well. Hmmm… might be something that they don’t like! The cabbages are germinating well though!March 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm #487726
dont have any trouble with Cauli & Brocoli, ect, have found them really easy to germinate
Sometimes I can get them up, sometimes nothing ? My main problem is by the time it cools down enough to get some to grow there is not enough time left for them to grow before the heat and BUGS come back.March 29, 2011 at 12:06 am #487727
To the girls in chatbox….. I cant get the last page up for some reason so will have to catch up another day, maybe its the universes way of telling me to hurry up and do the dishes:blink:March 29, 2011 at 12:19 am #487728
Oh bugger Dianne! 🙁
I’ll grab the link… hang on!
https://www.aussieslivingsimply.com.au/forum/general-chat-and-catching-up/303170-the-claytons-shoutbox?limit=10&start=60 Hope that works! 🙂 If not… yeah… definitely bed time!March 29, 2011 at 1:19 am #487729
Yeah strange things happening tonight on here DI, take care :kiss:April 5, 2011 at 12:53 am #487730
:sick: my head is just spinning and Im about to be sick. All this carbon tax / climate change/ peak everything.:sick: :sick: :sick: need a break.
( just incase anyone dosnt know I am for and all agreaded on the above )
on the ups, I have had a few things going on to keep me happy.
– I am starting to eat some of those capsicums, yay no more stings.
– Most of the peas came up and are growing away so should get a few feeds of snow peas and snap peas.
– my IGA had a heap of things on special last week so picked up a few. 4 bottles of washing up liquid (yes I know I should use just soap but we are big meat eaters so cooking involves fat which I found soap just dosnt work aswell) and 8 cans of soup.
– and I let some of the moths out the week before and got both the kids some really good, winter donars. usually I would just get a cheeper type one, but not anymore. these are pricie, all natural wool ones and should last them until they are adults. ( i hope)
I even tried bringing up the subject of buying a few extra things with family, this did not work, but I tried. I meanioned getting the extra washing up liquid and got called a name which would mean nothing to other people than those in our family. But mainlly it ment I was just buying things on special because they were on special. Glad I didnt say anything about the soup:laugh:
– also got some paper plates and cups. yes I know “we should cut down on paper products” but I never did agree with that one. we should replace what we use with new plantings and also despose of them in better ways than the bin. the idea is if you are short on water you dont wont to be washing up, so desposables are used. As I dont like plastic I go paper, and then they will end up in my compost. The cups are for all that soup Im going to be making the family eat:laugh: Anyway, tomorrow is off to the liabary to get some more reading material. hopfully can find something good to read.April 5, 2011 at 11:25 am #487731
dianne post=308884 wrote: :sick: my head is just spinning and Im about to be sick. All this carbon tax / climate change/ peak everything.:sick: :sick: :sick: need a break.
( just incase anyone dosnt know I am for and all agreaded on the above )
I agree…. not that I want to put my head in the sand (well I do want to…. but whether it is wise to), but my anxiety levels are rising 🙁 and I just want to think of positive things for a while. Thanks for posting something positive! 🙂April 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm #487732
Dianne – I couldn’t agree more about all the climate change etc etc some days it just does my head in from hearing the same crap on the tv over and over….
Nowt wrong with buying things on special I do it all the time…. my colleagues at work think I’m tighter than a fishes u know what 😆
Great purchase on the doona’s, I am sure they will have it long into there adult lifeApril 6, 2011 at 12:27 am #487733
my colleagues at work think I’m tighter than a fishes u know what
😆 😆 😆
yer, last night was a combow of reading the threads on here and listening to a debate on the tv. Just so tried of all the talk going around and around and not going anywhere. It all got a bit much. But anyway, gluton I am off the get some books today a got up the courge to actually talk to the ladies working there and asked if there was some way to get some books that no one around here has and she found the top 2 I wonted :cheer: so now to wait for my call to say they are ready to borrow.
and that was the highlight of my day.:SApril 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm #487734
So how is the world treating us all today, here is a beauitful day with sun, yesterday was also sunny so 3 loads of washing later:woohoo: (never thought I would be saying that about washing) but am all caught up now, just the folding to go.
Not alot happening as I spent most of yesterday sewing, although I did get those seedlings out over the weekend when it was drizzeling and most are going well so far, lost a few to bugs but I expect that.
Went into town last week and did a stop at the post office and found myself a pack of 4 books for $15. the think was it was a pack of Sally Wise books, it had “slow cooker”, “from my kitchen to yours”, “out of the bottle” and the one I really wonted “a year in a bottle”. I have wonted the last one for a while and was lokking at paying nearly twice that for the one book I grabed that pack quick smart.:laugh: I also got some new bras for under $10 -bargin- also needed. I also got the book “the permaculture home garden” by Linda Woodrow out at the liabray so am reading this one. I am going to have to go back through it again though as I forgot to take notes from the start so will go back again and start. I like the idea of the chooks working around the garden but being as we get some much rian up here I will need raised beds so dont think the design will quite work. I also think I will need a more soild/heavyer chook pen to cope with the winds and pests. So im trying to work a design that will work for the climate and use her ideas. Well better go do some more on these curtains.
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