I achieved the goal of doing the last few town errands that I wanted to do before the baby arrives. Chicken food – check. Oyster grit for the chickens – check. Light bulbs, batteries and an extra garden hose to more easily clean and fill up the chicken waterer – check. Spare keys for those … More Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole, or is it The Rat Hole?
It is the middle of winter here. It’s been reasonably mild thus far, apart from one rather cold snap, and we are well past the shortest day, so that is something. I don’t mind winter as much as some people do. As long as The Little Fulla doesn’t bring home a cold… When it comes … More You Can Grow Food in Winter
Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs … More Good Crop, Bad Crop
Everyone likes a giveaway. For one happy reader, I have two packets of vegetable seeds up for grabs: one each of pumpkin ‘Small Sugar‘ and carrot ‘Berlicum‘ (organic). I can recommend the carrots as good, large, tasty growers and although I haven’t tried this pumpkin cultivar yet, they sound like a very tasty option and … More Seed Giveaway