Friday, May 10, 2019

Flying the Coop

My new little buddies are heading off to a new home in the next couple of weeks.  I'll miss their antics.  They are supper funny.  


Monday, April 8, 2019

Man From Snowy River Festival

Took 2 days to get there, worth every bit of effort.  We had an absolute fantastic time.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it.  Put it on your bucket list.  




Monday, February 25, 2019

On Good Behaviour

We have some new guests, guests that are welcome as long as they don't start attacking members of the family.  We have had these type of visitors before and they had to be rehoused due to some pretty abusive behaviour.  They can stay.....for now. 
I do love them..........a lot. 


Friday, February 22, 2019

Back to School

So the fun and games have began.  Holly cow, I was sitting in class totally freaking out, my brain was whirling and spinning and then my super lecturer says..... "You need to make some flower presses." Stuff the latin......now you're talking my language! 

2 made, 2 to go, then........road trip, time to get some juicy botanical samples.  I'm off!!!


Thursday, December 20, 2018

I'm signing off......

Merry Christmas to you all and may you have a fabulous new year. 

Love to you and yours.  Leonie xx


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Follow the smell of smoke.....

Down the back corner of my yard there are a group of 3 young gorgeous girls spreading their wings.........


Little independent camping adventures they have had.  Lucky Ducks!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Woody Christmas Idea

Take 7 Meters of KD hardwood timber 50mm x 30mm (I got the lovely man from Pontings hardware to strip down 2, 3.5 x 100 x 30 larger pieces) then grab your drop saw and start cutting.  Tip...sand the larger planks first,  this makes it easier later when you are sanding the little blocks.  I flipped the belt sander onto its back and let it rip.  Saved a heap of hand sanding!

Took about 2 hours, will last for YEARS! 





Woman Child is a Teenager!!

I did feel a little funny about giving my newly 13 year old a double swag but when she said "Mum, I love it".....I new I'd made the right decision.   

I'm waiting for the ........"Can Layla (dog) sleep in here?" NO!



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open letter to the nurse that said.......


"I'm sorry Mrs Guld, but I think your son is not fit for life on earth".  

Dear what ever your name was, 

Please find attached a photo of our son playing disability adaptive cricket at the MCG!  You would be pleased to know he has a very fill and active life, one that is well worth living.   So, thank you for reviving him one last time when he was a newborn.  I will be forever grateful that you had the ability to listen to his parents wishes. 

That their folks is Finn, man child rocking his fro on the G. 

Proud parent moment. 

(He has just turned 18.  He can now go the the pub.....gowd help us!!)




Quite possibly the MOST annoying bird on the PLANET...........The Guinea Fowl

I have a love hate relationship with this pesky lot.  Love that they chase snakes away and eat all the veggie garden bugs, HATE how they perch in the tree out side my bedroom window and wake me up with their squawking EVERY MORNING.  Cute but not.  They do have the prettiest feathers around though. 


Green Manure Crop Update

Ok folks this is what I have found out so far.......

I last posted here back in April about our progress.  

We mowed the crop 4 times over winter and left the cuttings on the ground.  They looked like big slabs of cow poo.  

After the final trim we rotary hoed...(not sure if we should have because it may have lifted the existing weed seed up from below the sterilised depth).

Then covered with straw and planted out.  Can I say...so far so good....HOWEVER...in the garden on the soil spots that are exposed to the sun, the weeds are still appearing.  

I cannot help but wonder if we should have done a "no till" method.  The straw at this stage is suppressing the weeds but I'm yet to be convinced that it worked completely. 

Without over studying it, the soil looks good.  Heaps of worms, it's holding dampness and it's lovely to work in.  

Compared to where it has come from.....I'm pretty happy.   







Pretty

Fairy Roses