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Andy's Regular Program Part II - Garden Updates

A friend let me know the old blog of the same name was getting so big that it took forever to download the pix.  So, I've decided to split it, for the sake of usability.  (Remember - you can just read from the top for the newer updates.)

Plants - Where to grow them and Compost tea (6.10.13)

This is a quick recording, mostly for me to refer back to later.  

Basil grows best in the aquaponics bed, then in soil (quite a way behind) and worst of all…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on October 6, 2013 at 22:02 — 3 Comments

Random Update Stardate: 17.08.2013: A quick trip away.

So My Rozie and I spent from Wednesday to Saturday morning at Maroochydore camping.  

Here's a shot of the camp site.  We sleep in the van and the awning is our lounge room and storage.  The whole setup is done in about 15 minutes. 

Rozie really works hard when it comes to hunting and gathering.  Thank goodness she never catches anything - I'd only have to…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on August 18, 2013 at 22:35 — 1 Comment

Random Update Stardate: 24.07.13 or Some Serious Busy!

I figure I look like everything at my place has stalled in the last month.  Well, that's not really true - I've been flat out like a lizard drinkin'.  Here's a quick update on what I've been doing:

Garden: is going really well.  Had two solid meals from my snow peas, the rainbow silverbeet has provided a pie and several stir fries, I have a massive kumquat harvest due in a week or two and things like shallots are going well.  Lissa and Elaine's beans are about to…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on July 25, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Random Update Stardate: 10.06.13 or What to do on a wet long weekend...

Here is my to do list of things to make on a wet weekend:

  1. jerky
  2. feta cheese
  3. bread (think I will go french)
  4. to go with the bread I'll whip out some homemade peanut paste
  5. harvest some silverbeet and make a leek, silverbeet and feta pie
  6. for after the pie dinner, better make some booze. 

Don't believe me?  Here's some pictorial proof.  First shot shows my rum, award winning Purple Onion Feta, jars of peanut butter and a bag…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on June 10, 2013 at 18:18 — 7 Comments

Startdate: 02.06.13 or A Lazy Sunday at Andy's

Here is an example of a lazy Sunday at Andy's.

I spring out of bed at the crack of 10.30 am.  Rozie has gone to the markets, so I make myself two fried eggs on home made turkish bread toast.  Sprinkle with shaved home made 6 month matured Swiss Farmhouse Cheddar.  Yum. 

Tidy kitchen, shower etc.  

Set up classroom ready for photography class at 12.30.  The practical is rained out. Will need to reschedule that so I finish by 5.  Afternoon tea consisted of a fresh made…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on June 2, 2013 at 21:50 — No Comments

Andy's Log: Stardate 08.03.13

I thought I'd best stop spamming the forums, so have started to blog.

3 months ago:  my Rozie threw pumpkin seeds out the front where the soil is REALLY bad (it's building fill).  We had the pumpkin seeds and three small fruit trees.  Nothing grows very well out there. During the dry, Rozie moved one fruit tree (lemon) into a pot.  Of the 10 pumpkins that came up, nine died.  So, I have been composting out there.  After the rain, the…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on March 8, 2013 at 23:27 — 5 Comments

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