Power is so overrated

broken wind break

I declared bravely while we had none.   We have a camping stove so the cups of tea can still flow, so really what is there to worry about?!  Other than the fact that the power outage is caused by the…

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Knowing when to stop trying


Over the last few days, I’ve done a significant amount of harvesting, which is surprising considering we are at the end of the first week of winter.   The first session was more a case of storm damage.  The peas had…

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I’m coming with you

From time to time Hubby the Un-Gardener has meetings with clients away from home and more often than not it is at a café location that roughly halfway between them both.  So, this week when he told me a client…

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Weeding for miles

One of the main reasons I went and found myself a Handy Helper is the garden had got away on me.  I had been managing the garden and my projects, but it was a very fine balance.  It just took…

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Storm schorm

We had another storm… I think I’m getting used to them.  They are quite unavoidable here on the wild west coast.  There was about four days when the wind howled a hooley and freezing cold rain came in sideways.  You…

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Today is a rain day

I think I’m pleased.  It has been so dry for so long and we’ve been worrying about how much water is left in the tanks for such a long time.  Finally, there is respite and enough water that I may…

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Getting Salty

This weekend I did something I’d been putting off for absolutely ages.  During the summer I grew French Red shallots.  Every year I hold back my biggest and replant them in the hopes that I end up with something a…

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Progress feels good.

I’m really starting for make some great progress in the garden and the feelings of being overwhelmed are slipping away. There are some seriously dodgy areas that have gone way out of control and some pretty big projects on the…

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No Pressure

Now that I have my Handy Helper who pops along once a week to help out, to make things easier for me, I have this huge hankering in me to create a visible difference in the garden so when she…

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Help is on the way.  

After my foolhardy fall, and the ensuing set back while I recovered, I came to the realisation I had stretched myself too thin.  As I tried to catch up again, I realised just how much of a thin line I…

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