Monday, September 15, 2008

Gardening

Saturday morning was wasted as we had to catch the train up to Lawson to vote, they really need to make it so you can vote on the internet. we lived in Lawson for eight years & it has really gone down hill, i am soo glad that when we moved back to the mountains we didn't move to Lawson. its looking like a dump & if the drug deals are anything to go buy i am soo glad we got out.

we had a 1 1/2 cubic metres of dirt delivered {that is a lot of dirt} sitting on a tarp in our back yard.
i finished off the new garden bed & the boys barrowed in the dirt. finished off the last of the wood chip path that runs along side the garden beds.

& spent a good part of the afternoon digging up bindi's. you think there are only a few but when you get down there for a closer look, its never ending. it was also a hot sunny day, so we had a BBQ for tea with salad.

Sunday i repotted a few plants with the new mix.
Planted Bush Beans, Beetroot, Cauliflower, Endive, Lettuce & Carrots
also put in grow pots Tomato's, Break-o-day, Hardy Tom & Yellow Pear

i was excited to see the first snow peas & oh are they soo sweet, also the first of the sugar snap peas are just getting their pods.
this veggie business is very exciting.
Picked the first lot of snow peas, silverbeet & Nastrum Flowers for our salad to go with our tea.


Sunday baking- ANZACS, Snicker Doodles & the new recipes are Lemon Slice, Carrot & Poppy Seed slab with orange icing & Almond Fingers (wheat free recipe).
also made a pavlova base for Mondays dessert.
for tea- steak with diane sauce, coleslaw, mixed green salad & potato cakes {from leftover mashed potato} with a rice pudding for dessert {made from leftover rice}.

in between planing, picking & baking we had a lot of big storms, very windy & pouring rain.

Working on List/To Do List
Floor Rug* 14 colours down
Knitted Dish Cloths*5

Patchwork Quilt* still about the 1/2 way mark on the top stitching

Cross Stitch* still on the list

Hen House* the end is in sight {finger Xed for this weekend}
Pj Bottoms*mmm Red flannel with White spots
Apron*
Small 70's blanket* sewing together

4 comments:

Chooks'r'us said...

oh - :( -I know what you mean about Lawson looking awful but it's hard to read it! It feels like it is dying as a town - every time something closes it depresses me and makes me a bit angry too. I just want them to get on with things but I don't want it to end up looking like any other ugly bit of Sydney either - I can see both sides but something has to change and most of the shops are just beyond repair now. It does look bad and there are some pretty unsavoury types hanging around. We moved here two years ago so I have to stay optimistic and so I hope it will renew...

On a brighter note, isn't it satisfying when you get a new garden bed ready?

Crazy Bucket Lady said...

Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and your projects look great. I wish I was as talented in the handcrafts department as you! Good luck with the chooks and spring planting.

Anne said...

The vegies look great.
I love home grown peas yum :)

littlefarminthecity said...

You have been very busy! I am so envious of all your vegies growing.
You simply must stop ;-) listing all those tasty things you are cooking it makes me drool. lol But really there is nothing more 'fulfilling' than home grown food! Well done
~Emily