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Just a quick note to say I'm still alive and still itching to get back here and provide some updates. I've just been very busy with the start of the semester (I teach at a university) and I've had 8 classes in the last couple of days. Now I've got a day off, I'm a bit under the weather.

Since my last post, I've decided to get some machinery in to do my back yard. The clay in the garden isn't so bad since I decided to build a raised no dig garden, but the big clay lumps in half of the yard make it a real pain to walk on... It has to go.

I also hope the garden visit in Pimpama went well. :-)


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Comment by Daniel on August 14, 2010 at 0:23
Hi Donna! I teach at UQ. It's such a shame I missed the visit. Now I'm neck-deep in the semester, have been really sick (flu) the past week, and my ankle has some bad arthritis in it - couldn't walk this morning, painful for the past couple of days (I broke three tendons in both ankles when I was younger - I used to play American football). Luckily we've had the ekka holidays so I've had most of the week off. I just hope I can stand on my ankle for extended periods - I have 4 classes on Monday and 4 on Wednesday - quite a lot of time on my feet! My bobcat hiring is imminent. Just need some time to sort it out.
Comment by Donna on August 9, 2010 at 14:58
Which university do you teach at?

The garden visit was awesome, it is a shame you missed that one as they have only been there for 10 months and it was an eye opener to see just how much work they have done and how great their gardens look already. Brian and Margaret are usually at the Garden Visits, so if you can get to one where they are attending think you will get a lot out of chatting to them about their garden. Brian made his own raised beds out of corrugated iron, he also hired a bobcat (or something) to fix up the front yard too.

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