Lotsa Plums

Good Evening/Morning!
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.

And done

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!






Author: Lisa

A happy traveller through life! Right now living in NW Tasmania with a gorgeous Nurse-Husband, a fool of a Siamese Cat and several chickens. We love our fairly simple lifestyle of growing a lot of what we eat and enjoying the stunning surrounds of our little patch.

2 thoughts on “Lotsa Plums”

  1. Lisa,
    Thought you might enjoy the following links:
    A Way to Garden.com is one I discovered a while ago. Margaret posts only weekly, so it’s not an in-box crusher. She live about an hour plus from me, but is in a slightly warmer zone. Reading this post about seedlings made me think about Craig LeHoullier and his incredible way he grows his tomatoes – in bags on his driveway! Here’s his blog link: http://www.craiglehoullier.com/blog/
    It’s a ‘net rabbit hole for sure! Enjoy!


    1. Thanks for the info! I had a quick look at the tomatoes in bags! Pretty amazing! Love the idea.
      Will peruse these when I get a chance (written down in front of me so when I see something shiny and get distracted I have notes to remind me! lol)

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