Monday, October 25, 2010


You know the weather is warming up when ice blocks make an appearance. Jambin finished his so fast I couldn't grab a photo of him.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Planting strawberries

I have a bit of a brown thumb. No really, once I killed a cactus. Several aloe veras, African violets, and a silver queen indoor plant arrived in the great Plant Heaven after receiving my careful ministrations.

So it seems somewhat strange that I have decided that I need to start growing my own food. I have delusions visions of a lush paradise in my own backyard, verdant and healthy, in which I can wander through picking fresh, yummy, organic produce straight off the vine and popping it into my mouth.

And the first step to fulfilling this wonderful vision was the planting of 2 strawberry plants of the Nellie Kelly" variety (purchased at the advice of a random employee from Bunnings). Hopefully I can keep them alive long enough for the army of snails in our backyard to sample some of the fruit when it appears. Wish me luck!