My Day So Far

IMG_4546IMG_4539Let’s start off with this guy first. He is holding a LAN this weekend. A 30 hour LAN. That is a lot of gaming time. And I have been ‘contracted’ to cater for it. I think I can get in under budget for the catering so that is great. He is what started off my day of busyness.

Then M4 came in with a flower she picked from one of my potted plants. I am sure it is a type of hibiscus, but I am not totally sure which type of hibiscus it actually is. It is supposed to be a native plant. It has flowered twice already and the flowers have produced some type of fruit, which is still growing, on the plant. It will be interesting to see how it goes.


We harvested our first beetroot today, though I think it may be a little green still.
It is a candy striped beetroot.

Harvest Time

We have been harvesting from our small garden a bit lately.
We have finished up 1 box of lettuces (3 of which I am letting go to seed so we can collect the seed), have picked about 9 cobs of corn (5 today), lots of lebanese cucumbers (which have a few slug bites in them) and the odd few strawberries which have survived the summer and slugs so far.
Tomatoes plants are growing well as are the rosella and beetroots. I was suprised at how big the rosella plants have gotten. I think I may well be swamped with fruit this year!
Today, at the markets, I bought some seedlings - fancy lettuce, plain beetroot, rosemary, parley, capsicum and chilli.
When our corn has finished producing I will put in some more seeds so we can get a second crop growing.


Our garden is going good, even the part which is in polystyrene boxes.

I think I went through this the other day but today I harvested some of the fancy lettuce leaves for use in dinner. I took the more mature leaves so hopefully the plants will continue to produce leaves which we can take as we need without interrupting the growth of the plants (which will mean a longer supply). The radishes were picked the other day but unfortunately were put towards the back of the fridge where they froze and went all rubbery and translucent!

We planted out the rest of the beetroot seedlings this afternoon. I hope they take to their new home in the garden and grow well!

The strawberry plant (in the pot) has thrown out runners which we have secured in large seedling pots. We hope they take as the flowers on this plant are quite pretty and interesting. (Bright pink)

We haven't got a big garden but at least it is a start in producing some fresh veggies for us to consume, something that isn't store bought.

When this harvesting season is over, I wonder what I will plant next, maybe some pumpkin. Dunno really.

Enough rambling from me, back to the never ending cleaning before we watch our Friday tradition of 'Better Homes & Gardens'.


My seeds arrived yesterday. The seeds were yellow peach tomato seeds and tigerella seeds. I didn't want to have ordinary seeds in the garden, I wanted something different so this is what we ended up with. The kids have taken the chance to buy some of the seeds off of me so that they can grow the plants and then sell the produce back to us. If they fail to look after them, I still get the tomatoes but for free. So we all win in the end.

My exercise lately has been improving though it has not been confined to using the exercise ball and having training on Monday. Hubby and I have been playing a bit of frisbee lately and that can be a good workout as you need to run to catch those misjudged frisbee throws (he does a lot more running than I do). I have also noticed it is easier to ride up our street on the bike than it used to be, which is a good sign things are improving also.

The dragons are STILL pregnant but it shouldn't be too far away now. I guess things might hurry along if I increase their food intake and try to make their tank a little more laying friendly.
No baby skinks this year as I am sure my pair haven't bred at all. I am not too worried about this though.
The beardeds are stinky, sociable, piggish eaters who don't seem to mind being handled though you need to watch those hungry mouths if you have anything resembling food in your hands.

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