Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stripped foliage. What the hell?

I've been blaming my chickens but I came back from 3 days away where the chickens have been locked in the shed the whole time.

And the rockmelon seedlings that had some nice big leaves on them - well no leaves anymore.

I am not sure but I think it might be rabbits possums or koalas that are terrorising my vegetable garden at the moment.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I hate my chickens sometimes

Sure they give me lovely eggs and I like the way they free range and keep them millipedes and earwigs down.

But the destroying of my rockmelon plants - not so much.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

What's wrong with gluten free?

And still we get to this point. The gluten free bread is about to be thrown out again. I totally get that some people cannot deal with gluten in their diet but let's not kid ourselves that gluten-free is the same as non gluten free.

I have always been disappointed, I have found flat and dead and hard to work with. I have tried to make bread and waffles and scones with gluten-free products but they have always sucked.

Maybe I just suck.

So has we look at the bread that is sitting out here for everybody to use, the one that is getting old and going to the chickens is the gluten-free.

I hope they don't reject it.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Once upon a time I was told how valuable and slow growing these plants are. I don't know whether that was true or not - the value part.

I certainly know these cycads are slow growing though. I've had this one for about 16 years but it is coming into some sort of majesty now. It had three leaves on it and was in a 6 inch pot when I bought it.

I love the fresh growth each year, and this is the best so far.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Poultry welfare guidelines

It has been a while since I had to buy eggs. I love the fact that purely by living my life the way I want I happen to be doing something that's reasonably sustainable.

The accidental greenie.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


It's a weed. The leaves collapsed when touched. I once thought they were an ornamental plant but here in the tropics they are a disaster.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Broad beans will be perfect by Friday

They are growing and they are fruiting and they will have some beautiful large pods by Friday. I am away until then so that is what the garden gives us - it keeps working while we can't be there.

But I think that was a big one is ready to take right now.

Yes, it is.