I can't wait to walk on the beach in the evening and watch the beautiful sunsets which are even more stunning than usual after a storm. I took a walk around the garden before I left to see how my seedlings and plants are doing as I am not sure they will still be alive by the time I get back. Hopefully there will be some rain as I am sure the CEO will forget where some of them are.
We seem to have a lot of plants with white flowers at the moment. I was very excited to see the first flowers on this gardenia which was one of the two free plants that the Council offers to ratepayers once a year. We picked up two gardenias but the other one is a different variety and I think something is eating the buds as they haven't opened up yet.
Another white flower I didn't know we had! The CEO is often given bulbs and he just sticks them in the ground somewhere and forgets about them and it is always a surprise to find them flowering.
The last few days I have seen some of the chooks with what looked like black bottoms and found really runny poo on the grass as well. I was a bit concerned that they weren't well especially after we lost Sally a while back and then it twigged what the problem was....
...they were pigging out on the mulberries. Ha ha! Problem solved.
I am quite disappointed with some of the veggies as there are heaps of grubs on them which I haven't seen before and they have also been decimating the calendula patch as well. Each year there is a different problem and I have decided not to grow too many vegetables in the future as I can buy organically grown ones at the Farmer's Market each fortnight. I think I will just stick to planting easy to grow lettuce, beetroot etc.
So, all being well, my next post will be written with the ocean in the background. I think I have remembered to pack everything for my son and I. The CEO stays home to look after his wildlife and he isn't one for sitting and looking at sunsets or walking on the esplanade which is what I like to do at the beach. He likes to spend hours fishing.
I have fed Gertrude my sourdough starter, put the kefir grains to sleep in the fridge (I dried most of the ones in the photo above as they multiply so quickly) and packed some craftwork to do while away so I think I am organised. We are having a Down to Earth Forum get-together next Saturday so I am looking forward to that plus I have some friends to catch up with as well as a family member who lives on the coast.
Have a great week everyone!