Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A very quick post

Just to say... not sure actually. Instead I'll leave you with a photo or two.

We went down to Dwellingup for a friend's birthday on the weekend and got to go kayaking. Even though I was feeling very stressed and tired at the time it was wonderful to be on the water.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Haircut Saves $

I finally got around to giving Kalyani a haircut this past week. It had gotten longer and was looking very wild. But I had been putting it off for a while for two reasons. I don't usually enjoy cutting her hair. "Stop moving, sit back down- again, Kalyani only one side of your hair is cut you can't get up now... stop moving your head!" The second reason being that I was concerned about her looking like she had a home haircut. So I was actually thinking about taking her to a hairdresser and paying for it.

However this time I decided to cut her hair in the lounge room and put on Dora for her to watch. Thanks for the suggestion Holly! Dora rocks! She didn't move a muscle the whole time. And if I do say so myself it looks pretty good. Maybe there's a hairdresser in me after all!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Definately a raised garden!

From this to this.  Our autumn vegie garden is finally in.  It turned out to be a much bigger project than I thought it would be.  I went for a Birdies ( modular raised garden bed 2.2m x 1.3m x 600mm.  Ok so not a huge area but there aren't a lot of places in our backyard anyway that get enough hours of sunlight to grow vegies.  Previously I'd tried a no dig garden in the same spot but it got majorly over run by couch grass and I didn't want to resort to using round-up to get rid of it.  

Oh notice the chooks popping their heads up to have a look in both photos which were taken on different days.  So curious!

I filled this bed with a base of tree branches, leaves and mulch and then combinations of newspaper, grass clippings, straw that had been in the chook pen for a few months and fresh stuff and of course extra manure.  I've planted spinach, silverbeet, pak choy, parsley, chilli, peas and still have garlic to go in.  Here's hoping it does well!  The funny thing is the old chook pen is a lush green at the moment with tomato seedlings, capisicum and who knows what else.  That required no work!