Remember our lone sunflower? Well I harvested loads of seeds from just that one head.
The chooks will be happy! Pip and I sampled a couple - quite tasty.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Easter hols done and dusted. A quiet one at home for the most part. The best kind of restful.
|There was a fair bit of rain - our new gutters seemed to cope okay but I need to figure out how to redivert this new downpipe|
|The pavers aren't sloping away from the covered pergola and water is spilling over into the covered area.|
|Tilly did some tree climbing when the weather cleared|
|Still hopeful for the early harvested passionfruit to ripen. The yellow fruit are limes. Some do seem to be lightening up so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.|
|Bag packed ready for another school term|
|View from the window - camellias in bloom|
|I bought a cyclamen from Aldi on special - $5 worth of cool weather cheer.|
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Every morning I am greeted with more passionfruit munched on by Mr Possum so in an act of desperation despite all research suggesting otherwise, I picked some of the passionfruit (the ones that had most 'yellow' amid the dark green). An experiment to see if they do indeed ripen off the vine... placing them strategically close to the mandarins/oranges in the hope that the ethylene gas they emit would aid in the ripening... one can only hope...
|The lone yellow one is the only one that dropped off the vine before Mr Possum got to it - the others are all plucked off.|
Monday, 16 April 2012
Saturday, 14 April 2012
It was fitting that this story would unfold during this very holiday when we remember the Risen Saviour. So today I decided that the 'well' that I had made from old hardwood fence palings seemed to be leaning rather dangerously on the side plus I had wanted to move it from its original position. I decided to take the roof off it and just have the wood palings around the plastic tub in the middle. In recent days/months I had let the water dry down to a level so as to make it easier to move.
|Well in its original spot - when it was first built in 2009.|
|Well today - see how it's leaning to the right? Roof was too heavy.|
|I'm amazed that it survived. It hadn't been fed for years... as a testament to how hardy it was, look how filthy the water is... so we nicknamed him Lazarus.|
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
We come home from a church camp over the Easter long weekend and I see 4-5 of these (some still on the vine, others on the floor of the chicken run)
|Someone's been eating (stealing) our passionfruit harvest! I suspect a rat but Frank thinks it's possums...|
|So in desperation I harvest 2 from the vine that have a faint hint of yellow on them to see if I can salvage what's left...|
Monday, 9 April 2012
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Thursday, 5 April 2012
I had put these 2 passionfruit in the fruit bowl together with some oranges 2 days ago... and was surprised to find that it wasn't a lemon that I had left over in the fruit bowl - it was a passionfruit that had turned golden after being harvested. It was slightly more yellow than the one on the right initially but certainly not that banana yellow! Things are looking good for a ripe passionfruit harvest!
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
|I've only been harvesting the ones that have dropped off the vine - only a faint hint of yellow|
|Faint hint of yellow - I was hesitant thinking that they weren't quite ripe - but after I cut into one I was rewarded with lovely orange pulp!|
|Laden with fruit - we might get a harvest after all!|