May 14, 2015 at 11:46 am #536296
Gilian, let me know what you want your profile name to be and I’ll see if I can change it for you.
Had to go to Wodonga today to pick up another couple of frost valves for our solar hot water system. Damned things fail every flippin year and at a cost of $154 each (there are 2 of them) it’s getting bloody expensive!
Made moussaka for dinner with the last of the eggplant from this year. Man, it’s good.
And I’m still editing my novel. Thought I’d finished, but found a few holes that need patching. Got hold of a piece of software that reads aloud in a fairly good voice (not sounding like a computer) and that’s helped me find so many things I’d missed. Repeated words; missing words left out; overuse of names etc. Very worthwhile.
Had 112 mm of rain in the gauge in the veg garden (several days worth) so won’t need to water anything for a while 🙂May 15, 2015 at 1:37 am #536297
We only had 15mm, so still no planting out. All my seedlings will have to stay where they are for the time being.May 15, 2015 at 5:18 am #536298
I haven’t done too much in the garden the past couple of days but DH went up the back paddock and collected the latest crop of floaters (rocks) about 2doz first time in ages he’s checked the fences and mown a fire break up there trying to make it 3m wide so a little more mowing and hopefully a few more floaters I use them for garden edging.
This morning it was a white winter wonderland outside first serious minus temp this winter -4°, I had to wait for the camera to warm up before I could take any photos butook care of some of the weeds and finished off the zuchs.
I’ve got to get off and do some weeding so come October I have somewhere to plant my vegies.May 15, 2015 at 7:41 am #536299
Dug the last of my post holes for now
The vineyard,the free standing reo mesh for passion fruits and another for beans and vines,maybe grapes,also 4 metal posts for my shade cloth opera house car portMay 15, 2015 at 7:57 am #536300
White out here too Judi B and have been making new dog coats as the bitch keeps eating them……………………she’s only 8 months old so hoping she will grow out of chewing everything in sight.
Yesterday went fishing and caught my first murry cod, was a good size but have some in the freezer I was given last week so released it to fight another day 🙂May 15, 2015 at 8:07 am #536301
Lady B can you cover you valve things with something to stop, the frost like fleece. Decided to prune the roses today bit eary, just lit the fire again so love love love sitting by it. Did some more painting of the verandah changing the colour completely. Easy day really resting shoulders from heavy painting days. Back into it tomorrow changing up the floor joists, 35 yrs old now. Getting a bit old to do all this now, when do you think know you are actually retired!!!!!!!!!
As carer for my dementia mum(dad died Feb) had a few odd days this week, for someone who said 20 yrs ago ( mum now 82) I will never live with you children as long as you take me out once a week, refuses to go anywhere, despite her mum and MIL moving into aged facilities and mum visiting regularly. I dont get it.May 16, 2015 at 7:43 am #536302
Did a bit more in the garden today ….. I don’t think the weeding will ever end.
Mulched around the triffids, watered and fertilised them and the brocolli.May 16, 2015 at 9:39 am #536303
Still on wood carting patrol here.May 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm #536304
Beautiful day here today, so did all the washing.
And edited, edited, edited.May 17, 2015 at 5:32 am #536305
Yesterday was a bad day I just couldn’t get into anything ………. today it is a bit cool outside and it seems everytime I go out it starts to rain nothing heavy just annoying but it makes it too cold, but I did get and cut some of the dead wood out of the carob, weeded a bit more garden, mulched a bit and put some woodchip on the paths.May 17, 2015 at 7:44 am #536306
Had that misty rain most of the day today, went to Spotlight to cash in a $40 voucher to get super expensive material to cover a chair, lowered it by $10 metre so reasonable now.Sewed for the grandchildren, lit the fire again, and relaxing now while dinner cooks on it. Feeling so self sufficient, garden veg, garden wood from a year ago, free warmth. All I need to do now is spin some wool from my cousin in Vic. Alpaca actually, but no, that’s pushin’ the self sufficient thing a bit tonight.May 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm #536307
Fine tuned one hole and stood up all the posts after drilling holes in the metal ones for shade sail over the carportMay 19, 2015 at 11:01 am #536308
Planted carrots, and picked snow peas, carrots, bok choy, broccolli, cherry tomatoes, basil, for dinner with a new tuna patty recipe that had frozen peas and feta cheese in them. Super delicious even if I do say so myself.
Half and half rain most of day, chased those blasted bush turkeys, we are now up to 4.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah caught one digging my perpetual leeks.May 19, 2015 at 11:58 am #536309
Had a day at home due to a sick child, so got busy with some of my limes. Made lime biscuits, which were yummy and lime cheese cake (mini ones and a full size). Plus marinading some chicken in lime and black pepper to go in the slow cooker for tomorrows dinner.
Let our new chooks, which are only young out of their small “safe” yard into the bigger chook pen for a run, which they enjoyed, although were found later in the afternoon having a nap back in their safe house, all worn out!
~:>May 21, 2015 at 5:33 am #536310
Raining today so have been baking biscuits…………………problem is, home baked biscuits are sooooo good and not good for the waistline.
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