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November 2014 Blog Posts (9)

A Dingo stole my Christmas Kitten!

Last year I bought My Rozie a pretend kitten for Valentine's Day.  I thought it was cute.  However, said gift crashed and burned, and I knew when it got assigned to the cupboard under the stairs that it was unlikely to ever be seen again.  *sighs*  

However!!! It comes out each year as a Christmas decoration and lives (admittedly, a bit hidden) under our tree.  While that doesn't elevate it to a success, it does mean that it wasn't a complete failure.  

Said kitten was placed…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on November 30, 2014 at 23:16 — 2 Comments


I have updated and added to the original blog (now deleted) with lots of information about alternative veg options.

See the Wordpress blog HERE.

Added by Lissa on November 29, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

The shock of the heat. The bitterness of the dry.

Two months ago I thought I had a great garden.Productive.Verdant. Fecund with flowers and produce. I thought I'd solved so many gardening challenges.…

Added by Dave Riley on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

In the bamboo grove

On a hot day there are a lot worse places to be than within a bamboo grove.
You can bring your Zen songbook and chill out.…

Added by Dave Riley on November 24, 2014 at 20:00 — 5 Comments


Wonderful visit to Brymac Blueberry farm today and I've come away with lots of useful tips and info.

22.11.14 Today I visited beautiful Peachester, on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, to attend an open day at Brymac Blueberries.  A hot day, despite Spring not being over but well worth the trip for the information given by Dean (Bryant), owner of the farm. I have previously…


Added by Lissa on November 22, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.

I've been working hard at recovery after the October heat. Creating mulch and planting out. But  the ground is hurting big time. While we are officially 'in drought' still, the anecdotal indicators I note tell me how bad it is.

  • the magpies who have adopted me are starving
  • aside from 20 spot ladybirds my garden has no insects to speak of.
  • every surface under foot crunches.
  • my mower men have not dropped off ANY grass cuttings for at least 3…

Added by Dave Riley on November 14, 2014 at 4:30 — 8 Comments

Mulch me! We grow and kill stuff only to learn.

Keen as I was to aggressively advance my gardening options I had to go interstate for a week and while away...…

Added by Dave Riley on November 8, 2014 at 19:13 — 13 Comments

Two quick tales from the Manor

The first tail belongs to a chicken.

Most days, around 4 pm, I give one of my girls a nurse and cuddle for a few minutes in the back yard.  I'm kicking back relaxing and find that petting a chook is quite good for the stress levels.  The girls seem to like it too.  

Today however, Coral was really agitated. I asked her, "What's up Coral?  Daddy always give you a cuddle, silly girl."  She just got more agitated which is really out of character for my…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on November 2, 2014 at 22:02 — 5 Comments

I've beaten the fruit fly - YES!!

Just look at this - I am so happy I want to cry :)  After 3 years of having my crops ruined by fruit fly (and my ineffective attempts at netting) it was worth the effort.  My tree is absolutely loaded with nectarines and peaches - Nectarines are ripening, peaches look like they'll be a bit longer.   They are quite small and the trees branches are just laden and touching the…


Added by Susan on November 1, 2014 at 16:30 — 11 Comments

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