29 January 2013
The cyclone has been and gone and we are feeling a little battered. The power has just come back on after days without it. We haven't had a chance to upload the photos as yet, so I'll post those shortly. It's been a dizzy ride but fortunately the house only suffered a leak in the roof and some flowing underneath. The property took a pounding though. And sadly we lost the fish in the aquaponics system. Shaun had a small back up generator but it couldn't keep going for more than a day. I'm off to the airport now and will blog properly when I'm back from the year's first work trip. I hope you are all safe and sound.
16 January 2013
Firstly, I have to do a little bragging. The largest of our watermelons that I've been photographing finally matured and was ready to harvest. I'd been checking the spoon for a while and I was glad to see that it had finally browned off. The main reason being that if this puppy grew any bigger, I wouldn't be able to pick it up! So here she is, all 15.5 kgs of her
13 January 2013
12 January 2013
Despite all the heat and not much really going on in the garden except survival, we are still harvesting. Here is a glimpse of what we've got going on
10 January 2013
06 January 2013
A few months back we took out the massive Green Zebra tomato plant (keeping in mind we have about 10 plants now yielding in the veggie patch) to make room for some new plantings. Then it looked like this, as the new seedlings were taking root.
04 January 2013
Since we were in mulching heaven, we just decided to keep going. You might remember the stairs that go from the house to the pool, through the little tropical garden. But at the bottom of the stairs is a pathway along the pool fence that is weedy and horrible. I've weeded it in the past and used those weeds to try and mulch the path to keep future weeds down. That didn't really work, so we've now tried this instead.
03 January 2013
We've really been putting in the hours (early morning and late afternoon, given the heat) to make the most of the holidays. I'm sure once the property is more established we'll go back to taking holidays like normal people. But in the meantime, here's another project we've been working on.