Slowly growing

We’re another week closer to the end of the year, and while I’ve been enjoying conversations on other blogs about northern hemisphere snowfalls, we have approximately zero chance of a white Christmas. In this part of the world, we should be getting into the first hot, sunny weeks of summer.

However, we have rain. Lots of rain. This means it’s not feeling particularly summery, or Christmassy, although some plants (particularly our rhubarb) seem to be loving the slightly warmer average temperature and constant watering. Almost all the crown pumpkin seeds we planted have now burst through their compost cover – along with quite a few nasty looking mushrooms (Panaeolus semiovatus, I suspect), for which I blame the compost mix.

But it’s not the kind of weather for us to go outside and fire up the grill. At least, not yet.

In the meantime, J found a really interesting blog called Self Sufficient Me – and they also have a really neat YouTube channel. It’s run by a former soldier called Mark, who’s returned to his family and small (by their standards) property in Queensland. There’s lots here that we can learn from.

So rather than spending more time writing about the countdown to summer, I’m going to grab another coffee, and head over to Mark’s blog instead. You’re welcome to join me!

-G

One thought on “Slowly growing

  1. YOu have spent a lot of time and effort on your garden and now can sit back, (Well almost sit back), and enjoy the fruits of your labour 🙂
    A couple of years ago, I remembered the saying, ‘One year seeding, 6 years weeding’ and am still finding that is so true as I continue to weed and weed and weed. Everything grows so well with all the rain we have had and that includes the weeds ::::::::::::::( But it is nice to be able to get out into the garden and enjoy the fresh air even when weeding if it stops raining 🙂
    So continue to enjoy your garden and your animals. Happy Christmas to you both and to all your animals and we muist say that to the plants too as they like being spoken to too 😉

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