I haven’t been on line for
quite some time. That’s because it has
been such a good summer. The weather
has been so fabulous that I have spent a lot of time outside in the garden.
We almost have the vegetable
garden the way we want it. The
vegetables we harvested this past season didn’t live up to my expectations but
they never do because I always picture a cornucopia. We did well enough because the next step from
growing is cooking and I have been very busy in the kitchen producing dishes to
freeze. It’s been great fun cooking the
old favourites and trying new recipes.
This year I have been propagating
my own plants. The first thing I do when
I get up of a morning is to check the seedlings, just like a doting
parent. Pathetic right? We had success with a new (to me) plant, a Trombone
zucchini. I picked the last of them
The Trombone zucchinis are
the pale green vegetables.The dark
vegetables are the ordinary zucchinis. You can see my sunflowers and
marigolds in the background.This bright
cheery patch was the first thing I would see when I came out my backdoor.You can’t help but be happy when you see
My husband has constructed
two wickering beds at the property in Colac.
That is to keep the plants watered even if we aren’t there on hot days to
do so ourselves.
We have also been attending gardening
workshops at St Erth, Blackwood (approx 90km from Melbourne). During the gold rush Blackwood had a
population of about 13,000. Now it is
probably about 300. St Erth is a
homestead built 1863. It is now part of
the Diggers Club which is committed to sustainable gardening and heritage
The Casology DT announced some wonderful
her husband welcomed a baby boy into their household on April 1st!
So it was felt a baby card would fit the
challenge and help the team celebrate this lovely event.
Image – Eline Pellinkhof
Sentiment - Computer generated
Pencils – Lyra
Card – Mondi &Bazzill
Misc – Wink of Stella
Also I would like to say hello to a new follower Traci Cavitt, Cricutjunkie.