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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Looks really good Faye.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:15 pm 
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Thanks LV :wink:
Well we were lucky with the storm (except we lost all freezer stock and my computer :sad2: ) and only had 1 large gum tree branch down, narrowly missing Eddies workshop. You can see where the mulch had drifted down the sloped areas leaving ripples in the sand and lawn areas. Just looks messy from all the water and ants have come up everywhere including the bathroom in the middle of the house. After returning from Melbourne and going to restock the fridge I found lettuces were $5-00 each, blow that for a joke.
I know many people get disheartened at what they have lost, but with reports being that leafy vegetables will be about 2-3 months away it is an ideal time to get back on the horse and plant your own. I know that in 4 weeks in my aquaponic system I can be picking lettuce and salad greens. So with that in mind I did a minimal supermarket shop and an early trip before 8am to restock with seedlings to grow our own.
Easter is a great time to get back in the garden and plant autumn/winter crops.
Many people do get defeated when something gets wiped out, but I take it as a challenge to get back on the horse, analyse how we can get better results next time, like perhaps a shadecloth protection. Just get on with it I say.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:13 pm 
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$5-00 for a ball of grass :lol: ridiculous, lemons in Coles here a $1 each for golf balls and I have a tree full of softball size :dunno:
I am leaving the garden after the council organized flooding, have to take photo's etc as is 3rd time in since march last year, have complaint in to dept of local govt, so a good excuse to do sweet FA :hello:
Good to hear your block made it through with minimal damage, lucky for the workshop, eddie would have nowhere to escape :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:53 pm 
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I've done the same, Faye. Lettuces, spinach, silverbeet all planted out before I left the farm yesterday. I'm hoping to be able to pull a few leaves when we return from our holiday in two weeks time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:30 pm 
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Went looking at ride-on-mowers today, might get one soon, I hope. :thumb: Nocky, mate?
Last night I had a very vivid dream about cutting potatoes in to halves and thirds and throwing them on the ground to grow' I took it as a sign and went and invested in a bag of Delaware seed potatoes, reckon I can turn them in to chips to freeze, after they have grown, naturally.
Fish, chips and salad, what do you reckon?
Of course, by the time we got back from lunch at the Left Bank and mower browsing it was pouring with rain and too wet to play in the garden. Ooh, another day.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:08 pm 
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So did you go and pick one up today Faye????

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Yes Faye did you pick one up, don't forget the Pics, oh and the wonderful sales guy you spoke with :thumb: (plugging again sorry :hello: )

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Inside info tells me mower is onboard :thumb: , hope they looked after you Faye :wink:

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Bet she's off tearing round her property on a green machine...

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Carefull of hoses lying in the grass mowers and hoses dont mix :sad2:


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Yes it has been unloaded Joel!
Dadaah! Here is my new toy. No hoses where I have been today Food n Fish, mowing the weeds around the bush part of the property. Can't believe how far you can go for $5-00 worth of fuel.
Found the blade protector to be a bit of a pain, I've bent it twice, all is good now, apparently I need more clearance around things, makes a terrible noise when the blades meet the metal. ouch!
Thanks Nocky, very happy with the new lean, mean, green machine! The sales staff were all great, and it didn't take long to complete the deal. We have the neatest verge in the street. Was busy today puppy sitting, no, not the one on the mower, yet another one, photos later. Dogs and kids everywhere. Was below zero degrees here this morning everything was frozen, went through the bush and took some photos of winter flowers, the hovea is out and so is the geraldton wax. My banana leaves and cannas have caramel coloured leaves. Could be growing tulips here at -.6. Brrrr!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Overnight was really cold, below freezin in fact. This morning was a good time to snap a few reminders of what does or doesn't like these conditions.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:07 am 
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Nice one Faye.

Whats with the Dog getting first ride? Mine got the same. :)


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I got first ride, but when I asked my son to take a photo of me, he promptly put his dog in my place, all I could do was take the photo. Why did they have to grow up, they used to do anything for their mummy once upon a time.

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