Friday, 12 August 2016

Andrew & His Mum

I really like this photo that I took today of Andrew - my fiancee - and his lovely mother Verna. There is nothing more precious than family.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Winter Fades With Promises Of Spring

The young fruit trees have come through the Winter well - all still alive and thriving. We think we have room to squeeze another half dozen or so in so in the end we will have around 25 fruit trees, young and old.

Agria, Red Rascal and Jersey Benne seed potatoes have been laid out to sprout for planting in September and meanwhile Matt has been working on some new planter boxes. It's always an exciting time planning the new Spring garden! 

Shelters For Lemon Trees

Matt the carpenter who currently spends a lot of his time working here is a treasure.  Having another young, able bodied man who has many talents on the team is a huge boost to morale as we can get so much more done and Matt is so great to work with. I asked Matt to build these frost shelters for our six young lemon trees and so here they are, made from wood and some good frost cloth.  The young trees are looking very healthy and we have already had some lemons off them over the past year.  I can't wait till there is a lemon glut!

Snow On The Alps

Lots of snow on the Southern Alps today. Andrew took these photos.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Baker Boy

Andrew's lovely mother Verna turns 81 years old today so last night we baked her a big batch of chocolate chip cookies to give her in a special ANZAC biscuit tin.  This will go with the chocolates, necklace, coffee liquer and other gifts we will give her.

Here's my adorable "baker boy" with some of the cookies fresh out of the oven.


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Children Of The 60's

Our old family photos record the innocent, carefree days of our childhood.  Here we are in the 1960's at K. Cottage.  On the left is my brother Allan who died when he was 14 years old from a brain tumour.  In the middle is my little blonde haired, blue eyed sister Shirley, who passed on in 2015 at the age of 52 years from cancer.  Now only I remain - the red haired, green eyed girl on the right.  How quickly the years roll by.

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Morning Breeze

The morning breeze has secrets to tell you
Do not go back to sleep.

- Rumi