November 13th, 2008 Lee-Ann
well harvested our first onion today – it was practically pushing itself out of the ground so out it came. It looks good.
Our first onion
And a quick update on The Nut Boys – Wally the walnut has some leaves, Chester the chestnut seems to have one softened bud – could be a beginning, Al the almond is still not doing much except looking like a broken umbrella with all the leafless twigs. On Monday I picked all the remaining broad beans and podded and blanched and peeled and they are now in the freezer, actually am going to use some tonight, but with all the usable beans gone we can now use the patch to get some kale and spinach in plus a heap more lettuce for the summer. till next time – cheers.
November 8th, 2008 AndrewD
Well, we survived the onslaught of 13 year old girls. All went reasonably well. In the end it was Lee-Ann that escaped while I watched a movie in the kitchen on the laptop. Later on I will get some images of Lynsey blowing the candles on her cake out.
Last nite it rained and it is approx 11 degrees here but the garden looks OK. So today I am ripping the weeds (patersons curse) out from around the water tanks. If I get time I will lay a quick garden bed, no edging and plany a few zucchini (yes a glutton for punishment) and the Minnesota Rockmelon. Hopefully they will supress the weeds that want to grow there.
The other piece of info is that I am back to Sydney tonite (via the XPT). The reason for it is that I am still President of BikeSydney the local bicycle user group in the City of Sydney. and every year we host the Sydney leg of the International Bike Film Festival (International site http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/ ; Sydney site http://bffsydney.org).
Bicycle Film Festival - Sydney 2008
So tomorrow I am helping with the Newtown Festival where we have a stall and next weekend is the actial festival.
November 6th, 2008 AndrewD
Well last Monday (3rd Nov) it was my eldest daughters birthday (Lynsey) and I was here to see here open presents (as I don’t catch the train back to Sydney till late arvo), this time around no toys more style! I bought a few things up from Newtown. Also she is having a party tonite (Friday) and sleepover which unfortunately I will be here for as well. 7, 13 year old girls at a sleepover, if required I will be found in my room, books, laptops and DVDs if required.