Thursday, July 29, 2010

Garden Plans

Today I've been planning the vegie garden- what will be planted where, the width of the beds etc then next week im going to mark it out, dig poo into the beds and then put a layer of newspaper down and some hay on top. ready for spring planting.
We're getting all of our seeds from Diggers Seed Club and have already ordered heaps with lots of organic and heirloom varieties too. Its going to be so exciting watching them grow
Ive started a big picure of the backyard marking everything(to scale)that is there, what will be planted where and how i want it to look. I'll post a picure of it as well as some other gardening stuff we are going to hang up in the dining room for inspiration and motivation.
The herbs are going well, they are growing slowly though that ios to be expected since its Winter and all 3 of us LOVE cooking with herbs so they have had a couple of trims so far

just sage, oregano and rosemary(which is my absolute favourite) at the moment since the basil died(my fault, planted it far too early, will try again in september-October when there's no more frost) but definately more to come as we are herb and spice freaks in this house! hehe

This is Callum's favourite toy ever! and it sure gets a good work out

And this is the cheekiest dog ever

And Lastly the newest purchase. A clock for the kitchen. You can't see from the picture but its bigger than your average clock, reminded me of MasterChef- love Love LOVE that show xo

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I love the weekends. They mean family time. Relaxing together.
This weekend we have been out in the garden, which is full of worms! YAY!!! Had a nice bbq with some lovely people, watched a movie, went for a drive, sat talking for hours by the fire and so far have caught 24 mice in the traps! lol
I've also spent lots of time trying to work out this blog thing and get it looking how i want. getting there.
I have to say i have become quite the blogger addict and have been inspired by the great blogs i read on craft, parenting and gardening and just living life to the fullest and being true to yourself :)Thanks to Karen because she got me addicted and it seems we have very similar taste in blogs hehe. Hoping that my own blog will also inspire me for if i don't do the things i want to this year i'll have nothing to write about!
Looking forward to starting my next craft project, a patchwork scroll to hang above the mantel piece. I'll post the progress as i go.
Well that's it for now. Time to get out the playdough!!!
Here's my little man in my hat.
Have a great day :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Okay, My first official post and I'm lost for words....(highly UNlike me! hehe)
Well i've been wanting to create a blog for ages but so much going on in my life now and i guess i'm a bit unsure about what to put on here. I guess I'll start with a picture of me(one i took myself a few months ago)and what i am up to today- spending time with my beautiful little boy Callum and digging over the veggie patch again ready to plant out as soon as winter is over and there's no more frost. I joined Diggers seed club and i'm excited by all the unusual and yummy veggies we are going to be eating come summer time. It doesn't look like much now, just dirt but i am so inspired to turn it into a beautiful garden. The photo of callum is one of my favourites, taken at the farm(where i'm just about to move to)on sunset.

Things i am loving today- My purple dressing gown, so fluffy and warm
The sc heater. i love having a fire!
Redskins yum
My Dad's homade pumpkin and almond loaf
When my boyfriend plays his guitar
This photo:

All of our towels hanging on the line under the farm house veranda blowing in the breeze :)
Still getting the hang of things here so bare with me.