Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Piggy love

Love is...........
Dudley and Delilah.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our winter veg.

I have my veg under cover so they don't get cold.
My broad beans are growing but very slowly. First they were in drought and now they are being rained out.
I think this is beetroot or is that peas.
And I have no idea looking at the photo what kind of veg these are.
Posted by PicasaI do know however, that I am growing these all from seed. Yep! No ready made seedlings for me.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rain, rain go away!

As you can see the drought is well and truly over.
I can't believe only a couple of months ago the field looked like this, and the maize was harvested early due to lack of rain.
Luckily, the farmer moved his stock yesterday otherwise they would be brushing up on their swimming skills.
I wonder if these water views have increased our house price. Riparian rights anyone?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bulk buy episode

I sent my husband on a bulk buying expedition.
(Please note, this is not an official binn inn store).
I thought this would be a great way to minimise packaging.
They don't provide paper bags instead of plastic bags and I don't have big enough containers for bulk buying. Those really large margarine containers (5kg?) would be perfect as I only shop once a month.
The main problem is we didn't like the taste of what we brought. I think we have about 5kgs of milk powder. It said it was skim milk but tastes like whole milk powder YUK! We also brought heaps of oats as I have been making porridge for breakfast. The kids hate them and I can't blame them. They weren't very nice. So I think the pigs and chooks will be getting porridge made with milk for breakfast.

Friday, June 18, 2010

What does your entry say?

My Your Home and Garden arrived and one article stood out.
If you were seeing your entry/front of house for the first time what would you think?
Hhhhhmmmmm. Pretty gross if you ask me.
As you can see it is muddy and cluttered.
Can't do much about the ugly front door (we are going to get a new, scratch resistant,
black one.... someday).

So I scrubbed and cleaned and sorted out the shoe graveyard

I added a cute puppy for good measure and 'voilĂ ' a clean and tidy front entrance.
Now to keep it this way.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Oh! How I love retreat.
Doesn't it look like so much fun.
Most of these photos are of Dee from sew-funky (she has the photos of me on her camera).

We had a ball. Shopping and movies on Friday. Markets and op shopping on Saturday. La Tropezienne (french cafe) and more markets on Sunday.
Thank you Dee for a fab weekend away. Your da bomb.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First filling

Boodles (7) got her first filling today. The dental nurse said her tooth came through with a defect and hence the hole.
To say my girl didn't cope well is an understatement. I wouldn't be at all suprised if the dental nurse is considering a career change over a very stiff drink or two.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The countdown to retreat is on. 3 more sleeps.
I can't wait to go to the markets and have my meals cooked for me.
I also get to hang out with the talented Dee from sew-funky and she has promised to show me how to crochet granny squares.
The only bummer is my broken camera. I hate missing the moments.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Books, books and more books

I think Emily from Inside a Black Apple sums up how I feel about books perfectly (picture above).

Oh, how I love books. But...... I am trying to simplify my life. My aim is to reduce our books to one bookcase and to use the library more.
I managed to get rid of one box of adults books and one box of kids.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

No new clothes

I decided at the start of Autumn I was NOT going to purchase any new clothes this season
(free clothes are OK).
And I didn't, cause I really do have enough clothes and I can only afford clothes that are made in less than ethical ways.
I did get some fab items free though at a couple of clothes swaps.
I have to admit that I am suffering withdrawal. There are a couple of items I would really like and officially it is a new season (winter).
So what to do? Such a dilemma.