A new beginning …

Quick blog post to get the ball rolling again …..

It’s been busy the last 2 years, started a new role at work, been helping my son prepare for all sorts of entrance, scholarship, music exams.  But now, all has settled down again and I’m hoping resolving to have more time for this blog.

Recently, we started a veggie garden.  I’m so excited about it.  I’ve always wanted to have one, but in our previous home the garden was too shady.  Now we have a wonderful sunny back yard.  We built 4 raised garden beds (more about this in later post …) and now we are waiting to harvest.  Already, there has been some lovely silver beet and I know we are going to have a good crop of beans and tomatoes.  But the corn is looking thin and frail and the capsicums and eggplant don’t seem to be making much progress.  Well, we’ll learn as we go along.  I don’t think we planted enough zucchini but I know that they take up a lot of space and are supposed to be abundant fruiters, but so far we’ve only had 2 zucchinis.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Now .. having had lots of rain

Now .. having had lots of rain









We are also going to get chickens!  Yes, I’m so pleased.  We’ve been lucky enough to have been given an unused chicken coop by our neighbours.  Paul and a friend dismantled it and transported it over the fence.  It has now been cleaned with the Karcher (water jet) and is ready to be reassembled.

Cleaned and ready for assemby

Cleaned and ready for assembly

Nesting box

Nesting box









This will be a much bigger job.  After putting it all back together, Paul will have to build a chicken run before we can get the actual chickens.

It’s good to be back.

Do you have a veggie garden?  Are you a beginner like us?  Any gardening tips?  Have you got chickens?  Anything we should be aware of when building a chicken run?


About ElaineM

Ramblings about life, food and things that make me happy!! I'm a mom with a lovely son, a loving husband and a happy life and I wanted to share that with you. I work part-time and try to keep up with a busy life the rest of the time.
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