Garlic Braiding and Garden Update

Week started hot and dry but cold change with rains from Wednesday, clearing on Sunday. Harvested garlic has spent a week curing on stems. Stems cut off from scape garlic, 10 large cloves kept aside for breeding stock, the rest stored in mesh bag. Managed to create 3 braids from the rest. Scapes drying in […]

Garlic Harvest 2016

Week started hot and dry but cold change with rains from Wednesday, clearing Sunday. Garlic harvested, cleaned and prepared for a week of curing.

Back from Holidays – Happy 2016

We’ve been away for 3 weeks and got back late Tuesday night. After spending Wednesday recovering we finally had time to do a few things around the garden this morning. When we left, our region hadn’t had any good rain for months, the landscape was brown an bone dry, our tank was 1/4 full and […]

Cherry Slugs and Flea Beetles

Hot dry week, no rain. A couple of days of heavy winds in the afternoons, still, foggy mornings. David sprayed pyrethrum on the trees early Saturday morning to kill the cherry slugs. The nectarines looked ok, the cherries have had some damage but one of the pear trees has been surprisingly hit hard. Looks like […]

Red Currant Cordial

Ingredients: Weigh red currants (or other berries) Water at same ratio as currants/berries (1g:1ml) Caster Sugar at half ratio as water (1ml:2mls) White Vinegar Instructions: Clean currants/berries and take out any sprigs, leaves etc Add currants/berries and water to pan Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes Strain into a bowl using a colander […]

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Red Currant Harvest 2015

Hot, dry day today, 11C-33C. No rain for a couple of weeks. Paddocks going brown and dry. Water tank only half full. Dave and I supered the hive this morning. Very glad to have the bee keeping jacket but my bees never got upset. Didn’t look at the individual frames but they were covered in […]

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