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
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.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
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
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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!
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!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
"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!!)
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.
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.
You could say my educational history is...... not so flash. I had really good relationships with every school principal. It's not that they didn't like me, it just that they didn't know what to do with me. So...I'm all grown up now. My high school years were long long ago and it's time I gave this education thing another crack. Wish me luck!