Friday, April 25, 2014

Birthday blessings

Yesterday was my birthday, In the spirit of focusing on the positive it was a gorgeous day weather wise.    I had a great day out to lunch with friends from the soup bus where I work once a month and a good friend from school also dropped a plant to hubby when he picked the kids up from school with a lovely note on it.

This is a home made notebook from my friend Liz - she made it I love home made gifts they really say I thought of you and anyone that knows me knows I am forever writing notes! They will be put to good use!

Home made jam and chutney from my friend Rhonda and a gorgeous bottle with love in it, she knew I needed it that day and it did make me feel special.

A lovely Cyclamen from my friend Heidi, I garden at school with Heidi so she knows can't beat a plant for a pressie for me, I love that she even remembered!  I have an advantage for her birthday as it's on the same day as my sons - too easy!

This is what I wanted for my birthday but hubby isn't fantastic at getting things done by the actual day....however, he sure made it up to me The following day and the minute Bunnings opened he was off choosing bits for my new gardening cart. The cart I had in mind that was very cheap and on special was no longer on special but this excellent trolley was way sturdier and hubby missed the footy match today to built it for me.  I LOVE it! So perfect for my needs, they simply don't sell gardening carts to hold you tools at all as far as I could find.  This fits everything! I even brought some new tools with the boys gifts 3 Bunnings vouchers, perfect!  The dog seems to wonder what it is.

I can fit my weeding bucket in it or for a big weed can actually remove the garbage bin!  

I brought this worm farm with one of the vouchers, I have an identical one but the legs are snapped on my old one and the worms are going through the food so fast in it I thought two are necessary now.

When I removed some worms from the old there was tons of muddy wormy poo, I had a full bucket and diluted it in water and watered the whole front garden, very nutrient rich my plants will be thanking me! Particularly as they had a fish emulsion bath this morning.

I had a helper, sadly he was also watered with fish emulsion and will not be sleeping on my bed tonight! I was pretty stupefied to hear my youngest as I just watered the hanging baskets with the fish emulsion say "here Monty like a bath" as he held him under the drippy water!!  Good grief!   I possibly said worse than that...

My eldest son has been busy bricking up all my garden beds that needed a border.  Thank goodness for the heavy lifters! 

Finally this morning we started spreading the mulch for the new garden area.  This area will evolve over time I have BIG plans for it and cannot wait for the next step.  My middle son sprayed the whole area with out super salt/vinegar spray that kills all the weeds.

The little son brought up more bricks from the paddock for a border around my clothesline.
Have to excuse the washing, I was trying to do 10 things as once and had forgotten to bring it all in!


  1. Sue, a very happy birthday to you my friend...that garden trolley is fantastic...your clever husband surely loves you!

    1. He is clever and I love my trolley already used it today!

  2. Sue, the garden trolley is great. Glad you had a nice birthday. Pity about the cat :-)

  3. A great trolley. Definitely worth the wait. When number one son finishes your job list I can start him on mine.

    1. I'm sure he would love to help Rhonda. For a coffee and cake that kid does anything!

  4. Happy belated Birthday!!! What great presents you received. Can't wait to see your plans. All the best!