Nov 292010
 

Bee

This is not an Australian species of bee never the less it is welcome in my garden.  Recently a group of bees tried to establish a colony in my compost bin but a burst of water was all that was needed to discourage them.  They continued to come and pollinate the flowers.

 Posted by at 8:49 pm
Nov 292010
 

Deciduous Fruit Trees are Blossoming

The spring garden flourishes as we reap the benefits not only of on going successive planting of seeds but also of some winter rain.  Daily we pick green leafy and root vegetables, broccoli and peas which is sufficient to provide for our daily requirements with some over to share.

 Posted by at 8:46 pm
Nov 292010
 

Emporer Mandarins

The citrus trees have produced well this year.  The mandarin tree is close to Chook Heaven and gets small doses of poultry manure all year round.

 Posted by at 8:00 pm
Nov 292010
 

Leeks

Nothing nicer than Leek and Potato Soup.
Take leeks, sliced potatoes, cloves of garlic, sprigs of rosemary and a couple of bay leaves.
Add a little water.
Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
Whiz in the blender  until smooth.
Serve with a dob of yogurt or sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
Enjoy!
 Posted by at 3:38 pm
Nov 282010
 

Big & Little

Priscilla lays a large egg with a light coloured shell.  Bella lays a much smaller brown egg.  Interestingly both eggs have the same sized yolk.

 Posted by at 5:26 pm
Nov 242010
 

Potato Patch Ready for Planting

Potatoes will follow the sweet corn.  Soil was improved with blood and bone, sheep manure, potash, trace elements and Shades of Green.  I tablespoon of super phosphate was scratched in to the bottom of each hole before placing the potatoes in.

 Posted by at 5:52 pm