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August, Plums and more

August, Plums and more

Blossoms are exploding everywhere in the orchard (and out along the roadsides). First come plums followed closely by almonds.
Bumblebees swarm all over the trees, pollinating the flowers to ensure a bumper crop.
Finally the wind takes the petals before tiny fruit emerge and develop.
August 19, 2009
The battle for subdivision

The battle for subdivision

It wasn't as if our original application for subdivision was written on a dirty napkin or something but I guess the council is used to dealing with legal and surveying firms who charge their clients tens of thousands of dollars to produce flashy folders of technical sounding details.October 01, 2007

Trees and Tracks

After spending our Saturday assisting my parents with their garlic planting had Sunday free to continue improving the land.July 22, 2007
Front garden

Front garden

The garden emerges from winter.October 01, 2009
Nor-west clouds at evening

Nor-west clouds at evening

A changeable day as the southerly front moves in.October 28, 2009
July

July

Is this the end of winter? Lengthening days, cool mornings and working in the garden.July 18, 2009
A New Gate

A New Gate

Melisa shows off our new gate! Now we can easily transition from one side of the fence to the other without sacrificing valuable anatomy. Don't look too closely, this is my first gate.April 21, 2008
Rooster and hens

Rooster and hens

The rooster struts his stuff out in the field.November 07, 2009
Plastic house

Plastic house

I recently inherited this kit-set plastic house from my sister (designed by my father).
Assembly was relatively simple and I am now looking forward to allocating a piece of ground to it.
November 10, 2009