Friday, October 31, 2008

Isa brown chicks 10 weeks old

The grass is always greener on the OTHER side ! ( Click the picture to see what the chick at the back is doing.)

Their diet has changed from chicken starter to grower pellets, along with a few other bits and pieces.

Now that they're 10 weeks old, I think that makes them teenagers (?)

They should begin to lay in about 8 weeks, I wonder
who will get the first egg, Marg, Veggie Gnome or Us.
I noticed that their wattle is beginning to show a little colour.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A day later

The same rose posted earlier, a day
after it was picked from my garden
It is an up-dated version of the old
rose named "Peace"
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oodles of noodles ! What to do with a glut of eggs

Today Popeye and I, with help from Veggie Gnome, rolled,
cut and hung all these noodles. It took about one and a half
hours to do, but it is well worth the effort as they are Soooo
much tastier than the shop bought ones.
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pretty rose from my garden

Just a lovely picture.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

New, in the garden

Slowly, very slowly the new garden is being filled up.
This is the latest addition, very pretty.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Echium, Wildpretti

Here is an amazing flower growing in my garden.
Its as tall as I am, 5'4" (I'm an old chook, still in the old time zone)

And a close up shot, dont you think its lovely?
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sticky beak Alpaca, and more blooms

Accidently deleted from the last blog, a
branch of the Red Japanese maple with "blooms"

Any one for Crab Apples! I think there will be more
than ever this season. Crab apple jelly, Crab apple paste,
Spiced Crab apples?

The Quince tree has hundreds of flowers as well, hopefully what ever ate them off the tree in the previous years will leave some for us this time. Quince paste, Quince jelly?

Forever a sticky beak, Brutus wanting to know what I am doing.
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Beautiful day, beauty in the garden

Against a bright blue sky, some beautiful Snow Gum blossom.

Japanese Maple in all its glory. Planted 4 years ago, very slow grower, but is making a real statement this year in my "park"

Sky blue Russell Lupins pushing their heads through the undergrowth.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Popeye, chipping the light---- fantastic !

Popeye chipping up some branches of Bracelet Honey Myrtle
it makes excellent mulch and is also good fire wood. After 2 days work, cutting
out and cutting up before it can be chipped, we have stopped for a short rest. There is,
after all only 6 more complete trees to go ! Oooooo my back !!

Is there any one out there in Blog land that can tell me what the names of these plants is.
First a twiggy deciduous shrub, with small rosettes of flowers.

Second is a native (I think) shrub with thousands of tiny white daisies
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

New in the garden

Red wings azalea, saw this at the local garden nursery and just HAD to buy it.

Stellata Magnolia, a gift from my dearest friend. (the green tall thing behind the azalea) hard to see because I had to take the picture late in the afternoon.

Devon skies, a small ground cover type of plant similar to an iris (in growth)
So pretty at this time of the year.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

everything is beautiful

Blue Pacific, (Ceanothus) in full bloom at the moment. What a pity it only lasts for a couple of weeks.

Freezias, top heavy but still lovely.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oops ! deleted in error

This looks like a good place to perch
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Isa Brown 7 weeks old

Feeding time at the zoo

The old girls taking a look
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Crab apple blossom

The Crab apple trees are laden with blossom once again, gorgeous!

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Peas, tomato and rhubarb

The peas are flowering at last. I have experimented with Pete Cundall's wood charcoal soil impover, and it seems that the peas I used it on have more flowers than those where I didn't.

The tomato plants are not doing as well as the Veggie Gnomes. I'll have to try something different

My rhubarb seems as if its about to flower, any suggestions ? Maybe I should cut it off ? This plant, I thought was dead, then suddenly it started to shoot new growth, so perhaps it is flowering because it too, thought it was about to die. Some sort of survival technique ?
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Isa Brown chicks 6 weeks old

Today the Isa Brown Chicks are 6 weeks old and the door within a door has been opened so they can take a look at the big wide world outside.

Shall we ? Is it safe ?

I think I will.

Shall I jump ? Its a long way down there.

There, I did it
So, that's how it's done.
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