The green green grass of home
Amazing what a little bit of rain can do! Two weeks ago it was still all dead and brown – now the grass is all of a sudden green and growing! My philosophy lately is only to mow the patches with the most grass and only when I need clippings for the compost heap. But some people had other ideas!
Compost must be one of my most published topics! So a last turn of all the heaps with layers of grass clippings, kitchen waste and coffee grinds from The Little Teapot now mixed in between the already well-progressing compost.
Sometimes obstacles are fun, especially if can create them! Obstacle course from the house via “the hill” via the climbing frame to the fire pit for Micaela’s marshmallow roast and sleep-over pre-birthday party.
Paths phase 3
Got some nice “loot” for the edging from the same place our “tree spotter” lady sent us to – especially happy about the loooong one on the surf racks.
Making our own pegs from off-cuts we get from a charity in Geelong. Twenty pegs probably cost us the same as buying one from the green shed…
With a little help from my friends…
… got the paths’ third phase prep and planting done!
I remember as it started drizzling very late in the afternoon I was frantically sowing and raking in the fescue and clover seeds. Just before dusk finally settled, the sun momentarily broke through on the horizon and threw one last shot of welcome light on the newly planted paths. See the photo at the top of the post.
Amazing – since sowing the paths late on Friday, we’ve been blessed with good rain every night! They may want some more heat to germinate – it’s been freezing by our standards, 12C – 13C max the last few days – but there’s no lack of water at the moment. During Saturday night we had 20mm rain!
Who you gonna call?
As part of the frantic rush, trying to get as much frost-sensitive plants covered. Tagasaste – all but one done (post to follow), many of the young bush tuckers – done, and now many of the citrus still struggling to recover from last year’s frost – done.
I really should get a better camera… This was such a dramatic afternoon – thick black clouds with hard wind and rain squalls – with the number of ghosts dotting the landscape slowly increasing. Unfortunately the phone camera took that pitch dark edge off the clouds, no matter what setting I tried.
It’s a bit ironic, protecting the weak citruses, while leaving the bigger stronger fruit bearing ones to their own devices, don’t you think? At this stage of the rush, it is a bit of a it is what it is thing…
One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go
To the valley below…