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Barbara Tealby
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possums

"They were soooo cute then. They were brushtails, and tended to get at the fruit. I think that the ones that are causing me grief at the moment by eating all the leaves on everything are ringtails."
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pigeon pea harvest

"Now to hull them!"
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"Pity about the carpet python, they are no trouble. I am sure we walk right next to them and don't even notice them. We just see their skins when they shed. One of the skins is very large.  My only regret is not having frogs, due to the…"
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Barbara Tealby commented on Sarah's blog post Help me plan/dream
"Oh, and Pawpaws."
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Barbara Tealby commented on Sarah's blog post Help me plan/dream
"For trees - Figs and mulberries will grow and fruit reliably in big pots - or in the ground. Lots of people in BLF have had success with growing fruit trees inground and keeping them well pruned. My standout veg the last few years has been…"
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"Christa, we used to have a carpet python, but our next door neighbours on both sides are afraid of snakes, and I haven't seen it for a while. Also, I think they are getting rid of the tree snakes!!!!!"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Buy Australian?
"I love that you succeeded Barb.  Great work. "
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Barbara Tealby commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Buy Australian?
"Looks like the slow cooker is a winner for making the evaporated milk. About 12 hours were needed, and I got 1.25 litres. Cost was $4 for a 2litre bottle of Norco F/C milk, so per litre cost was $3.33. (A bit more, I suppose for electricity). This…"
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Dianne Caswell favorited Barbara Tealby's blog post Mandarins, anyone?
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Dianne Caswell commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Mandarins, anyone?
"Oh, I would love your Mandarins Barbara, but just too far away for me this week end... Hope you find a good home..."
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"We have noticed the number of possums have really decreased in our yard and the number of carpet snakes have increased. This is natures way of handling problems, now we have too many happy healthy snakes. "
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Mandarins, anyone?
"Ringing you now!"
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About me:
I live on a 900sq m block. The house is biggish, as we had a big family, most of whom have left home. The gardens were more or less tacked on by the previous owners after the house and various landscaping features were finished, so no chance to do the permaculture thing, but gradually a food garden is taking shape. My background is in revegetation, volunteer management, and growing and selling local native plants, but I am a total convert to the idea of producing as much of our own food as possible. Fruit trees - in ground and in pots - are a particular enthusiasm, and I like to preserve my own and purchased produce.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Rode-Chermside garden club
I am interested in:
Permaculture, growing my own food, preserving the produce. I would like to see other peoples' gardens, and
join in discussions to learn as much as possible about the ins and outs of growing food. Happy to share bits and pieces of whatever I've got growing, and whatever knowledge I have accumulated over the years.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement
What I am looking for:
Information, Community Involvement
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Mandarins, anyone?

Posted on July 7, 2021 at 10:12 3 Comments

We clean-picked our mandarin tree this morning, and have three boxes of mandarins - all ripe - they wouldn't hang on the tree much longer. 

If anyone would like some, please let me know. I can't hang on to them for long, as they are quite ripe. 

Juicers, anyone?

Posted on June 16, 2021 at 7:47 6 Comments

I'm looking at buying a juicer - for apples, pineapples, etc. Does anyone have one they can recommend (or specifically NOT recommend)? Mid price range is good.

Buy Australian?

Posted on June 14, 2021 at 7:20 20 Comments

The contents of the new you-beaut ring-pull cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk seemed to me to be a bit runnier than in the old types, so I had a look on the side of the can. to see if they'd changed the concentration. Well, no indication as to whether they had or they hadn't, but what I did see was 'MADE IN MEXICO". Had a bit of a fossick around on the web to see if I could find evaporated milk made in Australia, but all I could find was stuff made in Lithuania. Surely we can do better than…

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What was that fruit?

Posted on March 5, 2021 at 8:03 3 Comments

Doug, when we were at Dianne's place, you had some small fruits which you said came from a tree which was fairly hard to come by. They tasted quite good, and I took a few seeds home. Do you remember what that fruit tree was called? I'm putting in the seeds and would like to label them as something other than 'that-nice-fruit-that-Doug-brought-to-Dianne's'.

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At 23:41 on November 18, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Give me a ring on 0422 022 961.  I have at least two laying girls you can have.  

At 12:30 on August 29, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Give me a ring on 0422 022 961

At 20:38 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Ditto for me with night meetings. Look forward to seeing you :-)

At 7:16 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Not BOGG but Greening Australia seed-cleaning volunteers. Potted up seedlings at your place and at Rosemary's.

Join our Garden Visits group and come along to our GVs we love to share :-)

At 5:45 on August 24, 2015, Lissa said…
Welcome to BLF Barbara :)
You should find lots to interest you on the site. Feel free to join in conversations, post photos and blogs.
If you need any help please don't hesitate to ask.
Happy gardening
Lissa
 
 
 

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