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  • #456728
    RavykRavyk
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    Today has been relatively productive.

    -My big veggie patch is basically weed free now.

    -Dug the soil over to hide the rest of the weeds 😆

    -Found some surprise potatoes in one of my tyre towers. 😀

    -Built a small no dig bed from an old rotting towel I found, pulled up grass and soil

    -Planted bean and pea seedlings into said no dig bed

    -Moved my zucchinis into a hardening off tub

    #456729
    narellehnarelleh
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    Been SOOOOO busy lately

    Today i had a break from hard work and paperwork (guardian stuff for my sister). I only learned how to use the cahinsaw and sharpened all the pruning tools. Chooped down a mandarine and grapefruit tree which had both become ginormous, Chopped a couple of other trees down to my height. Started on the ones that block our veiw of hills but it was too high cutting for chainsaw so had to use extendable eletric chainsaw – battery flat in no time so still have to finish that.

    Finished the day with a couple hrs of paperwork for guardian stuff – lighter tho cos it was really only proof reading

    The plan is movies tomoro!!:metal::metal:

    #456730
    karyn26karyn26
    Member

    Did a day shift today boring, anyway it went quickly enough,bought dinner for us as a treat dont do that too often as DH cooks yummy meals.

    Packed my suitcase then unpacked it-off to Inverell tomorrow for a week to visit the family havent seen them for 5 months.Will repack in the morning doubt I’ll get much sleep.

    #456731
    IdunaIduna
    Member

    I need to plant out the pumpkin and watermelon seeds, I ran out of toilet rolls so I need to find something I can use.

    #456732
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I’m waiting for the ground to dry out enough so I can plant some seeds and seedlings which are getting a bit leggy.

    #456733
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    narelleh wrote:

    Been SOOOOO busy lately

    Today i had a break from hard work and paperwork (guardian stuff for my sister). I only learned how to use the cahinsaw and sharpened all the pruning tools. Chooped down a mandarine and grapefruit tree which had both become ginormous, Chopped a couple of other trees down to my height. Started on the ones that block our veiw of hills but it was too high cutting for chainsaw so had to use extendable eletric chainsaw – battery flat in no time so still have to finish that.

    Finished the day with a couple hrs of paperwork for guardian stuff – lighter tho cos it was really only proof reading

    The plan is movies tomoro!!:metal::metal:

    I had a vision of you flying around your property with your new chain saw skills and all the trees shaking at the roots when they saw you coming!!

    #456734
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    Iduna wrote:

    I need to plant out the pumpkin and watermelon seeds, I ran out of toilet rolls so I need to find something I can use.

    Cut paper towel rolls in half, but you would be doing that already.

    Do you have access to popper juice boxes? Or small long life milk boxes? Or for larger seedlings any plastic bottles, 1 litre LL milk contianers,juive boxes, 2litre milk bottles? etc?

    These won’t rot down like tut rolls but you can cut the tops and bottoms off so you have a hollow container.Arrange them close in a flat poly box or similar and fill with your potting soil.Then plant up with seeds or two leaf seedlings.When ready to plant out in the permanent position plant in the whole container and then slide it up around the seedling until only about 1cm is still in the soil.This will protect the seedlings for a few days , then lift off the container. Can be washed and reused. cardboardy ones can be stored flat when dry.

    This idea is from Linda Woodrow’s book “The Permaculture Home Garden.” I’m only just beginning it myself 😀 and haven’t planted out yet but it sounds like a good idea.

    #456735
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    Iduna wrote:

    I need to plant out the pumpkin and watermelon seeds, I ran out of toilet rolls so I need to find something I can use.

    I got this from another site and they are so easy to make…

    http://ourweefarm.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-make-paper-pot.html

    #456736
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    Judi B wrote:

    I’m waiting for the ground to dry out enough so I can plant some seeds and seedlings which are getting a bit leggy.

    Crazy weather Judi. How much more rain did you get yesterday/last night? 27mls for us. We were in Bris yesterday and got stuck in the middle of Roma St Parklands in a massive thunderstorm downpour.Had to keep moving to take a rellie to med appointment and finished up literally wading back to the car to get her to the hosp on time.We had brollies but all had slacks on so anywhere from the knees down was saturated.As the specialist said when examining rellie , “You really are wet !!! ” My shoes will take a week to dry out I think. Heard that Maidenwell had 33ml in 10 minutes!!

    #456737
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    We had a downpour yesterday 12mm in about 15 minutes and till 8.00am this morning 33mm all up.

    Just looking out the window and I see a bird is making use of the pool that is supposed to be for the slab just need it to dry out before we can do rat walls then we can pour concrete. I have saved for the slab and a tank but we can’t do either the driveway is too soft for a heavy vehicle:@ and once we get it all set up there will be no more rain.

    #456738
    missy71missy71
    Member

    I’d love to use a chainsaw, Narelle, but hubby won’t let me near it because I’m so uncoordinated I’d probably cut my legs off (don’t laugh, you haven’t seen me wrangle the leaf blower or whipper snipper!). I’ve got so many things here that need cutting down or trimming and I have to wait for whatever weekend hubby’s home and point him in the direction of the pink spray paint marks on everything.

    This morning I got up early and finished mowing the back paddock. I did the front paddock yesterday afternoon because the weather people said there were severe thunderstorms on the way. We got nothing. This morning came over black but then – nothing. I’ll wait until late this afternoon to do the creek paddock.

    I’ve also got washing to hang out then fold, as well as a messy school-holidays house to clean before hubby gets home at the end of the week.

    But, I can’t be bothered cleaning because I know it will only get messy again :p

    #456739
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    Judi B wrote:

    @ and once we get it all set up there will be no more rain.

    You’ve had a really frustrating time over that tank!

    #456740
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    I guess I should have said “if we ever get it set up”

    #456741
    narellehnarelleh
    Member

    Missy – my DH has this motto that if it’s green let it live – weeds, trees in inappropriate places, large trees near house/other fruit trees – if i waited for him we would dissappear and i wouldlive in fear of every gust of wind.

    He will be angry about what I have done – but we will get more fruit from surrounding trees – but I have also chopped the trees that prevent his veiw of the mountains – so maybe that will help:p:p

    Plan was to go camping but DH has come home from his work this w/e sick so we are going to doc today (he works 40+ hrs in 4 days and has a 3 day w/e – otherwise with him away 5 days we get nothing done or he does not get a break from working at all!)

    Have finished the guardianship paperwork and all the right things are in place and working now.

    Am trying to get thru this ironing i do for a lady – seems to be alot this time – ah well back to it:uhoh:

    #456742
    marzmarz
    Member

    I’ve already been down the back dam and opened/closed gates trying to get the silly cows back in the right fields. They decided they liked next door’s new cows last night and broke a fence trying to get to them. Fortunately they didn’t actually get into next door, only into the next field. Problem is the back dam has flooded across the lane and they won’t walk through the water duh stupid cows. I think they may have to have an appointment with the butcher soon.

    Rest of day – don’t know. Will have to check to do list and see what I feel like doing 😆

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