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Hi, Andy here reporting on the latest garden visit for BLF.   For some reason, the visit was scheduled for afternoon, not morning.  So, at 3.30 pm we arrived at a place called McDowall Manor.  

I have to say, the visit started badly, when we couldn't find the host!  However, under instruction from the two Elaines, we decided just to help ourselves. 

They did have a nice set up for their grapes and loganberry between a beautifully hand built bench seat.  I think the bloke must be a carpenter or builder. 

I was also impressed with the hand built wicking bed and aquaponics set up.  Amazing display of carpentry skills. 

Meanwhile, on the other side of the yard, the plants also seem to be going quite well,  The pumpkin and tomatoes are about to bear.  Don't think much of his snow peas though.  They were doing very poorly.

There was some nice artistic elements, almost like the absent host had been operating under instructions.  His birds were wandering around the place and rather annoyingly kept trying to get on my shoulder.  He's going to need to tame those wild chickens!

Despite the fact that our ignorant host never actually appearing, we did have fun and the food was good.  I subsequently learned, our host had been asleep under the water tanks and missed the entire visit.  What a git.  

(Disclaimer:  this visit may or may be a matter of actual fact.)

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 3, 2014 at 22:19

LOL. You are too kind Florence! 

Comment by Florence on June 2, 2014 at 12:43

I was confused when the post first came up too :)

Great places, amazing carpentry skills indeed :)

Comment by Christine Cox on June 2, 2014 at 5:57
Thankyou Lissa ;-))
Comment by Lissa on June 2, 2014 at 4:14

Hopefully Christine will have another GV in 2015. Quite an amazing place.

Comment by Valerie on June 1, 2014 at 20:56

Oh I am so jaleous to have missed that!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 1, 2014 at 17:32

Christine made that one Jane.  I don't think it was sourdough.  She cooked it in her pizza oven. 

Comment by Jane on June 1, 2014 at 17:30

Love that bread is it sourdough?

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on June 1, 2014 at 12:11

LOL and here's me thinking, did i miss the next garden visit. Phewww! is all i can say lol

Comment by Lissa on June 1, 2014 at 6:31

Wierd lol. Why not just have an actual GV Andy :I hmmmm, heyyy?

Check out the Calendar and, oh I don't know, PICK A DATE. Only November and December left I might add. Don't get too caught up in it being whiz bang with bells and whistles. Just have a nice ordinary GV.

Comment by Christine Cox on June 1, 2014 at 5:16

Funny I was beginning to think I had visited too early lol.;-))

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