Sunday, July 3, 2011

Renewed and ready to go again!

Hello folks,
Martin and I went to visit our future home yesterday, we needed to ask the lovely people we have bought it from a few questions about how the utilities are connected to the house, where the underground pipes were, that sort of thing. We had a lovely time meeting M for the first time, we met A when we came to look at the place for the very first time, he showed us around as the agent hadn't turned up till late.
A and M were just finishing their garage sale, our timing was good, I bought an old fridge from them to keep all the eggs my chooks were going to lay, I should like to sell some locally.
These are the first eggs from our new point of lay chookies here in the old house.
I also bought the remaining 8 of their chooks. M assured me she would be there till the day before settlement and so they would be looked after till we get there. So I will have to introduce our 3 to their new home with the resident 8 hens to get to know. I do hope they get on well, I have experienced the pecking order for new chooks and it can be very mean.

But it was wonderful to be there and see the place again, so quiet and very beautiful. Lots of grass to mow, A says it takes 2 hours on a ride on mower. That's a long time if you have a ride on mower, we do not as yet only a suburban push job!
Haven't a clue about ride on mowers anyway, will be a steep learning curve. If any of you readers can offer some advice it would be well received.
This is my Dear brother Neil, Hi Neil, hope you are ok with me putting your photo online! They think it is around 6 to 7 kgs, a sweet potato he grew. I thought it was a nicely roasted turkey. Makes me hungry just looking at it.
This is my giant vegie, its a choko if you are not familiar. We grew these for the first time this year. What a great and versatile veg it is, takes on the flavour of what it is cooked with.
This is a shot of my wall garden, it is looking a bit quiet at the moment but has been a riot of growth and colour when I didn't have the camera.
It was a very ugly wall near the back door, made of hardy plank so it won't rot. I put battens on it so I could put in hooks for the pots. Scrounged as many half pots as I could find from friends and rubbish piles and up they went.
I will take it with me as I have a nice piece of fence outside the kitchen window where they can go and I can look at them whilst working in the kitchen.
And last photo for today are my bromeliads, I do like these and am a bit of a collector. I was told to keep them in the dark or they will go green.
Well I am renewed after seeing our dream home again and am enthused to get cracking on some more packing and getting ready for our garage sale on Saturday the 9th.


  1. most amazing sweet potato I've ever seen. you could feed the whole town with that! can't help you on the riding mower; I'd rather push mow and leave the riding to Hubby. ;)

  2. That is a SWEET POTATO!?!? I was with you, I thought it was some large piece of meat! Goodness that is the biggest one I've ever seen. I didn't even know it was possible. Its a Super-potato.

    Happy packing! It can be so exciting to start fresh in a new home.

  3. Hi Dayla I love your wall garden and as for the Bromeliads I am just green with envy. Will keep reading !