Many of my friends and family are keen quilters, or sew clothing or items such as throw pillows and tote bags. At some point I noticed that most of the flowers on the floral fabrics were exotics, and I wondered if I could create fabric designs featuring our local wildflowers. The result is my … Continue reading For Those Who Sew!
The plants in our Honeyeater Garden are beginning to thicken up, and along with Crimson Rosella, Magpies and Kookaburras, it is now also attracting Red Wattlebirds, the odd Robin and some fast moving tiny birds that I haven’t been able to photograph yet. Also attracted to the garden is the young joey who spends a … Continue reading Visitors in the Garden
I’ve mentioned our new honeyeater garden in a few recent posts, so I thought I would tell you a little more about it. The idea began approximately a year ago, when I noticed that all of the flowering plants in our garden were not visible from inside the house. We had plenty of honeyeaters on our … Continue reading The Honeyeater Garden
In recent months I’ve received quite a bit of support for my photographic work, including my recent post about tonal landscapes which was reposted by Ian Lundt on his Australia’s Best Ecology Blogs Facebook page (31 August). After much thought, I’ve decided to set up an online shop on Redbubble to make my photographs available all around the world in … Continue reading A New Artistic Venture
With the exception of the front door, the greenhouse is now built. To put the door on, we need to dig out the area immediately in front of it – the land rises and prevents it from swinging open. The next step will be to build the raised garden beds inside it.
This week, we are preparing to construct the greenhouse. After a busy couple of months, we are finally able to focus on this. The timing will be good as it will allow time for seeds to emerge and take root as we come into Autumn. So far, we have the front and the back section … Continue reading Getting Back to the Greenhouse
This weekend the weather was fine and we had free time, so we were able to finish the cat enclosure. Essentially this meant covering the yard with cat netting and patching up any potential escape points, for example, making sure the cats are not able to get under the house, or squeeze through a gap … Continue reading Cat Enclosure Stage 2 – Cat Netting
It has been very difficult to find clear weekends to build, where we don’t have other commitments, but last weekend we made some progress on the cat enclosure. Finally! We needed a firm anchor point for the cat netting. Unfortunately, the existing lattice was not strong enough. It was beginning to show signs of age, … Continue reading The Cat Enclosure Stage 1 – New Fence
In Taking a Chainsaw to my Green Ideals I wrote about the need to cut down three trees to install a new livestock-proof front fence. We have had our new fence for a while now, and we are very pleased with it. We employed a local fencer to do the job, and he was thorough, … Continue reading Our Front Fence
On Friday we had word that the greenhouse is ready to collect from the warehouse. This is exciting news! It comes flatpacked, so next weekend we hope to construct it. During the week, our raised garden beds and greenhouse shelving should also arrive. We’ll need to order crushed rock to form the floor in … Continue reading Preparing for the Greenhouse