Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Around the place in Autumn

So much happening around here right now.  I have not had a lot of time to post due to family illness one after the other we have had a very long virus, one child to go and I think it's been passed to him tonight. We don't really do Doctors so much but reply on natural therapies and what's in the garden.  Bee Propolis and garlic and Echinacea seems to kill this bug well and we are slowly on the mend. Generally we catch viruses rarely too healthy and eat tons of garlic!

My work in massage has been so busy of late due to my fantastic web listing (thanks hubby) and so I feared we would never get time to do a yard stall for my sons plants and birdhouses and when he makes them garden spirals.  I had a small space outside my clinic door so he set up a little stall.  He is saving for an Indonesian school trip next year I am hopeful he will get there!

Speaking of my clinic, today a wonderful regular client, a gentleman was super thoughtful and brought me a gift back from his recent trip to the Victorian highlands, I was very touched as this fellow walks over for his appointments and it's a long way to carry a bottle and all his gear!

In the garden there are little bulbs starting to peak up out of the ground, always exciting to try and remember what I have planted and where! These are some Hyacinths. 

This is a kit I brought from the garden show recently, I cannot remember the colour of the Hyacinth but I am determined to follow the instructions correctly and get it to grow and flower.  I have kept in the crisper for a bit and now it's set up it needs to stay in a dark cupboard.

The last harvest from the garden although in saying that things like Silverbeet is all starting to come up again.  That pumpkin is 8.8 kgs! Rhonda if you see this note I cut the stem in the right place! Now bring on any recipe suggestions please!

Finally months after harvesting my special Lavender - special because it was the only drug I used for all labours of my children and as we had to remove the bushes I cut dried, chopped and made Lavender bags out of them.  I am fairly please with the result, I am a terrible sewer though I though I was being very clever in stitching inside out so it would look all neat once finished but the last bit to finish off is dreadful never mind perhaps one day I can get a lesson.  I have sewing machine phobia (from high school) and will never buy one, plus a sewing machine was the only implement that ever made my mother swear.  Ever. So I figured they were not to messed with! I enjoyed the project though and the sewing it was one activity that helped me sit still for a minute and they smell wonderful! 


  1. If you want a lesson in sewing I am more than happy to help out. :) I love sewing. Just email me on rabidlittlehippy@aunix.com.au. :)

    Those birdhouses look lovely too. Good luck with sales.

    1. Thank you very much for the lovely offer. I need another sewing project.

  2. Sue...all looks great over there...despite the sickies...I'll come and see you soon...I have some news...

    1. Annie, I've texted you, I want to know your news!! Hope it's exciting!

  3. Beautiful pics - I love spring (autumn) bulbs. Please post some pics once they start flowering. It always seems too hot for them at my place but I love them.
    Hope you all got your health back.

  4. I shall do that Frances, I love the scent, can't wait for them to flower! :) I do think they need the cold more so that heat these bulbs.


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