Well… the birds are getting noisier and noisier as more of them find the plum tree.
We noted a few squadrons out there this morning and decided we should get back and make a big effort to pick what we could while there were some left!
(Re photo – this is why we can’t net the tree!!)
Most we just can’t get to… but with some ladders, water tanks and a garden hoe, we did ok
Happily Jeff didn’t fall off anything as he is the only nurse we have on the property!
Tomorrow I HAVE to get cooking!
Haha – fluffy chook-bum!
I got some of the plastic that wraps the silage off one of my cousins… just laid it out on one of the patches in the duck yard to see if I can kill off the weeds. It really doesn’t look pretty…. (Its cut off the bales in an awkward way so laying it out in an ordered manner doesn’t work )
Started on making the ex-garlic patch useful. Got rid of a lot of the major weeds.
I’m not so happy with my beetroot patch in the duck yard so thought I would start another one. Plenty of time I think before the season ends.
Wanting to give it the best start… so a generous helping of mushroom compost.
I finally got around to slotting in the corn seedlings to fill the gaps in the patch. I am also wondering if its too late to rip out the rest of the lettuce and plant a new batch of corn in the raised bed…
Finally got some beans!! I ate these. (Yeah I know… hands!! I’ll let you know how that goes tomorrow haha)
The outside tomatoes are coming along nicely! These are the heirloom beefsteak.
Our timing for overseas travel meant I didn’t get a lot of the snow peas… however I do now have a nice stash of new snow peas seeds!
And here is something to warm the cockles of your hearts… we have been watching a little family in our apple tree for a few weeks.
I would never have known they were hiding in there but I startled the mother one evening.
I think they might be European Goldfinches. (An introduced species)
And just to make things even more delightful, the collective noun for a group of Goldfinches, is a Charm!!
Time for bed I reckon!
Have a lovely day!