SARAH THE GARDENER

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New Season – New Friends

Winter made a dramatic entrance today, but was all puff and no substance.  It was all fog, but not really cold – not in the standard winter scheme of things.  Once the fog lifted it was a lovely sunny, mild…

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Signs of Spring

And so we have come to the final day of winter.  When it comes to the spring and summer I prefer to go by the calendar as it brings the desirable seasons to me quicker.  However for Autumn and Winter,…

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Citrus sabotage most fowl!

I have tried really hard to grow a lemon tree or even any kind of citrus for that matter and over the years I have failed miserably.  Then recently I thought I’d try again, but I would kill two birds…

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There is an egg in my bucket!

I am so excited.  In this battle of wills of me versus the chickens, I appear to be winning.  I’ll leave them on lock down for a little bit longer just so they know who is boss! Thanks to everyone…

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If you taunt me, I will lock you up.

I finished mowing the orchard and it looks great.  Now I need to focus on pruning and other winter orchard management things – once I find out what they are.  As I was going up and down mowing my lovely…

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I’m going through a soup phase.

It was my bookkeeping Tuesday and I don’t know if it was because it was cold or I really don’t like it all that much – but it took forever to do.  I should have been outside and into the…

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Things to do in the garden

I didn’t do anything in the garden for two main reasons. Number one – The temperature dropped quite dramatically.  We have been used to a quite balmy 15°C average so far through most of the winter and when the sun…

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Finally it is done.

There is nothing more to do in the chicken coop.  I went out bright and early and purchased some wood long enough to span the space to give the chickens somewhere to sit.  There was already a horizontal post on…

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I have achieved something pretty cool!

I have built an extension on our chicken coop and I’m pretty stoked with how well it came out. When we first moved here the people kept a lot of budgies and other pretty birds in an aviary in the…

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Tragedy has occurred.

Our wee stolen chicken, known as Iggy, passed away peacefully tonight.  I don’t think there is anything more we could have done, as she never really got the hang of balance, and was wobbly on her feet.  She was so…

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