Saturday, February 5, 2011

Summer Rain Weekend

Today it has been raining lots! And just in time too as our tanks were just about dry (we only have rainwater here, no mains)and we were going to get a truck load of water delivered today for $300, not cheap!
Today has just been sooo much fun! so far we have had green smoothies for breakfast

My favourite green smoothie combo is

Green apples

Then it all goes VRROOOOM in "Arnie" the vitamiser *Kindly lent to me by my best friend, he is named Arnie after Arnold Schwarzenegger coz he's so strong and tough!
Its an awesome way to start the day.

then Callum and i snuggled and watched a movie that my Mum lent us. Dinosaur, Callum loved it and i thought it was pretty good too.

Then it was time to get out into the rain and the garden.
The vegies are all loving the rain

and so is the creek

The gourds and rockmelon I'm sure have grown since yesterday

I Can't wait to make them into things

and we all can't wait to taste the sweet juicy rockmelon

It sure is lots of fun playing in the rain

Although Doogie doesn't think so

Callum loves splashing barefoot in muddy puddles

And so does his Mummy!

Actually it was my idea! hehehe
Today we planted some silverbeet, Flame and Crispmint lettuce and basil and then it was time for DIGGING UP THE POTATOES!!!!

We love getting our hands all dirty and digging for the hidden treasures. This time we dug up 2 plants, both Kind Edward, one in some tyres and the other in a mound.
We ended up with half a bucket from the tyres and a bucket from the mound

I'm sure there would have been more and bigger spuds if i had continued to pile on more soil/compost but i got a bit slack in that department and we are still happy with our harvest anyway :)

They all got a rinse and a scrub in the big wheelbarrow and then we layed them out to dry

I love the beautiful cream and pink skin. We cooked up some little ones whole, straight away then cut them in half, dotted them with butter and sprinkled them with some freshly ground salt and pepper. Talk about delicious!!!! :D they didn't even last long enough for a photo!

Last pics for the day. Callum saying "click" as he takes a pretend photo of me.
Very cute in Darren's big boots

I hope that everybodeee is having a wonderful weekend as we are :)




  1. Oh! Wow! You don't have ANY snow right now! We have at least 3 feet! Because, well, its winter here. And, so, there's no snow on christmas in australia? And it snows on my birthday (july)? comment on my blog with your ansewer.

  2. It looks like your all having so much fun playing in the rain in your garden! Loving the muddy feet. I hope you got lots of rain for your tanks.
    I havent been doing much in my garden lately because were looking for a new house to rent. Weve out grown this little house of ours, especially as ive been having lots of day care kids. I found the perfect house and got totaly excited about it but when I called to enquire I was imformed that it was snapped up 4 months ago but they'd forgotten to take it of their web site! (sigh) hope I can get somewhere that I can have a big veggie patch again