Friday, 29 March 2013
But one I had intended to form part of the side gate to our house. It was bought off ebay and has been sitting around all that time. I decided that the holes were too large for a side gate (it would allow Tilly to wander off to the front which I much prefer her not to - with all the traffic). There are actually 2 identical cut outs. I decided to glue them together to brace it better. Eventually it will hang in the front porch. One of the walls look a bit bare and this will be a great addition to it.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Repurposed wood cupboard)? It's now got a door. Salvaged wood from around the place. It's a good thing this building - my timber store (bits and pieces) is growing smaller. It's a fine way of 'decluttering'.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
|Pots on either side of the bench need new plants and potting soil - that's for another day.|
Monday, 25 March 2013
"Real isn''t how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time. Not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real, you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair would have been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
~ Margery Williams (The Velveteen Rabbit)
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Friday, 22 March 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
|The sign - to be hung on the front porch wall...|
|Finished pickets - needs a fence post on the end where the red plant is - it's terribly wobby as it is right now. Not looking forward to digging a hole deep enough for a fence post though...|
Friday, 15 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
|The garden shed with the overgrown Grevillia over its roof meant that cleaning it was always a problem due to the overhanging branches. So I decided to hack it back and clean the roof in the meantime. An old photo from a while back.|
|Cleaned up - now to get rid of those prunings... into the Greens bin.|
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Monday, 11 March 2013
|Slowly a new garden is making an appearance... there is still much to do but with autumn in the air, I feel a renewed vigour within me.|
|Tilly basking in the morning light...|
|A new addition to the lounge room - courtesy of my mum.|
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
|The chickens have left us so the coop/run area needs modifications...Still want to keep the passionfruit vine though...|
|A Variegated corner...|
|Strawberry pot awaits new seedlings...|
|Some things haven't changed - the monster vine has returned although I think it's resurrected itself too late in the season to yield me any pumpkins...|
|The bunnies have departed as well... so I gave away their Chateau to someone on Freecycle. This corner needs something...|
|Replacing this corner with new plantings... now that the chickens aren't there to dig them up.|