Friday, 8 November 2013

A Catch Up Finally!!

OOOOPS... nearly 3 weeks since my last blog post - I have no idea where that time has gone - and really have nothing much to show for it.

This weekend there is an event taking place that has me so envious of all the participants!!!!
The Bathurst Bloggers Meet - is on tomorrow!!!
I was all set to go until early this week and circumstance changed and now I am unable to attend.
So to all the beautiful bloggers at the


Now back to blogging and what has been happening around here!
I think I have fallen in a heap since mum has been able to stay on her own most of the time. Her memory is improving v e r y slowly - and makes for some funny comments and laughs for us. Physically she is probably as good as she is going to be - she is out and about in her garden, in every car that is heading out her driveway - coffee and lunch in town are her latest perk - we are back to our weekly sewing get togethers at her place - yes life is good!!
Perhaps having to do 6 weeks of cleaning up when I moved back home is what has dragged me down. It will get done all in good time! I have been doing some sewing (secret stuff!). I have also been doing a lot of watering - things have really dried out here - rain predicted for this weekend so fingers crossed!! I really appreciate living in an irrigation area though - feel for those in the dry area!

A new Lemon Tree planted. An old suitcase upcycled! And a frangipani cutting that has struck (my grand daughter brought these back to me from Casino where she has moved to - hopefully they will flower also!!!)

Three different rose in the garden flowering profusely.

Tomato plants are all planted and growing well. I have cut back to just growing tomatoes and capsicum in the vegie garden in summer - only 2 of us living here now and I can pick up other vegies from the home growers at the local weekly market. I can concentrate on keeping the trees and garden plants alive - more water for them, plus I save money not buying seedlings that only 1 or 2 come to anything! I do need my tomato and capsicums as I bottle what I need for the year for the Bolognese, parmegiana's etc!!
Lack of water hasn't affected the cactus and succulent garden - this fellow is certainly reaching for the sky!!!! And we have been feasting on fresh mulberries for the last couple of weeks. I have yet to pick a bucketful for stewing and jam - that is on the list for this weekend!!
The temp has dropped quite dramatically here today - from humid, steamy high 30's to mid 20's - we have had a couple of very light showers and now we have a gale blowing - it had better not blow any rain straight over us.... I will not be a happy camper if it does!!!lol
It has been predicted that we will have a couple of inches of rain (50mm) over the next couple of days here (some of the wheat farmers don't want it as they have started harvesting) - our farm needs it badly - the Lucerne will benefit greatly as will the oats/grass paddocks - lots of baling and hay planned for the coming months.


  1. It seems you have been very busy... just not with sewing that's all. Your roses look beautiful and so does all the other plants. It's a shame you couldn't make the "meet" but there's always next time! :)

  2. we will miss meeting you today Kerrie............hope you get some rain..........

  3. What a lovely catch up post :o)
    Hope that rain arrives...we're hoping to be under some of the predicted storms next week.

  4. Missed was a great day thanks Kerrie....

  5. what a shame you couldnt go Kerrie,you have a lovely garden,hope you get some rain soon.xx

  6. I love your garden posts. Clever use of a suitcase too. You have crazy weather patterns where you live!


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