SARAH THE GARDENER

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PHOTO DAY 8: The Natural World

The brief:  Capture the natural world with your camera.  Look for natural lines that lead our eyes to different parts of a frame. OK.  this is my kind of theme.  I am in the natural world all day – rain…

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You could say we had a bit of rain…

Not last night but the night before we had a huge storm the wreaked havoc throughout the country.  There were 170km an hour winds and some areas got a month load of rain in a day.  It was pretty wild…

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Only four days left.

Typical!  With less than a handful of summer days left – today’s weather was awesome.  One of those lovely blue sky days we have been dreaming about for months. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the cicadas…

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Breathe a sigh of relief …. The onions and garlic are in.

Phew.  Now all they need to do is grow, so that in six month’s time I will be able to harvest them at my leisure, instead of during the hurly burly of the Christmas Holiday season.  Either I have been…

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I have made an executive decision.

I am going to jump over task number four on the list in favour of task five.    I can justify it like this – Number four is to enrich the onion bed and get it all ready for them to…

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Foiled again!

Good intentions of a day well spent in the garden have come to nothing yet again.  Even my grand plans to go garden shopping and trawl up and down the aisles of the hardware store looking for mouse proof bits…

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THAT’S IT – I’VE HAD ENOUGH!

Those pesky mice, I am sick to death of them and their meddling ways.  Well they have messed with me one too many times. I seem to have almost eradicated them from my shed as only one of my bait…

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Business as usual – just not the right kind of business.

Tuesdays are almost always never fun.  It is when I have to stay inside, whatever the weather and crunch numbers until they are all crunchy and make sense and balance books to get them so perfect you could measure them…

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Good news, I have fallen back in love with my garden

But it took a lot of hard work and I’m pretty knackered.  So it’s now safe to say I am fully over my melodramatic outburst of the other day.  In fact let’s just pretend the whole sorry episode never happened….

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I feel like I have been dragged through a raspberry bush backwards!

My poor raspberries…  Oh how I neglect you.  Last year I moved my raspberries from the orchard, to the veggie patch as you really need to keep a constant watch over them, especially at harvest time, when you really need…

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