Weekend Wrap

Had a great weekend! We live close to some beautiful natural landscapes and we don’t often enough take the time to celebrate their beauty by visiting them. This weekend, (thanks to the efforts of a friend who orchestrated the day) we visited a couple of lovely little waterfalls in the forest close to Morwell. Was great for us all to have a long overdue catch up, get some exercise and fresh air while taking in the lovely sights of the bush. Only a couple of leeches got to their target too!IMG_9335

Morwell River Falls


ground cover


Back at home!

Got a few jobs that had been niggling me out-of-the-way too. One was the poor old Fowler’s room looked like it was straight out of a scene from the TV show hoarders!


Since we moved it has been a dumping ground and nothing has been put away properly, open the door, drop and run! I hate being so disorganised so it was nice to get everything into its own position. All cheese-making, home brewing, bottling and Christmas decos now in dedicated spot. I can see the floor again, yay!

Shiitakes on toast!

Yummy breaky today (last night leftovers), GMH cooked mushrooms with white wine, garlic, lemon zest, S&P and sour cream. Topped with chopped parsley served on toast and it was lovely. Shiitakes have proven to be a very rewarding thing to grow.

Shiitakes on toast

Girls get an extension

With the wet week we’ve gratefully had, I was concerned about the girls only having a small area in the coop so tacked on a bit of a playground for them. I hope the new chook house isn’t too far away………….


Seed Saving.

I had let some black cherry tomatoes stay on the plant so I could save the seed for growing next season. We really enjoyed the flavour of these little beauties so wanted to ensure it can be repeated. Squish tomatoes in water and let sit until liquid starts to ferment a bit, wash really well (use a strainer), then place seed onto some paper towel and let dry out. Make sure they are really dry to avoid them rotting while stored. Wrap in tinfoil, label and plant into punnets in about September (I’ll do in July because I have the Greenhouse).


Sitting in front of the fire now, all toasty and satisfied that I have achieved something this weekend. Hope you feel the same.

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