Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Or...two problems with one net. I was pleased with the net purchase off trademe, on a few tiny holes, which are easily fixed with a peg or two. 300m of it should do all jobs that need netting for the summer.
The netting should both hinder the frost and hinder the pesky birds who peck all the fruit and flowers!
Hubby's nailgun came in very handy, and I was very proud of myself for the design!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
It's very timely for now it is time in our garden to prepare for the growing season by starting off seeds in trays ready for later spring planting.
My motherinlaw and I spent the afternoon with packets of seedling mix and our seed stash, starting off seeds in trays. We have decided (or rather, she decided) that the old pigpen would be a good raising place, since it gets sun, and is warm, but seeds wont be damaged by late frosts. In the absence of a potting shed or garden shed, I concurred.
We had quite a little conveyor belt system going, she put in the mix, I watered and put in seeds, then she topped with a small sprinkle and named the tray.
Now we have quite a collection of filled trays.
|Our working table, this was the first few trays we potted up|
|The first of the trays on the pigpen floor|
|Kale seedlings in the main garden, from seed I collected last Autumn|
|With only 19 seeds in this packet, it is hardly value for money!|
Saturday, September 26, 2015
One of our chickens went missing this week. It didn't come home at bedtime and I assumed it had been taken by a hawk.
Two days later look what Mark found. Miss Chicken had fallen down between some stacked giboard . She came out all wobbly and flat on one side. But so far she is still alive and seems to be making a recovery!