Thursday, June 28, 2012


57mm of rain over the last two days. That ought to get those broad bean growing.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


'Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.' - Unknown

It's raining therefore it must be my gardening day. Bittersweet.



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Only a Farm Kid

Only a Farm Kid

When you're from the country, your perception is a little bit different.

A Queensland farmer drove to a neighbours' farmhouse in his Holden ute, and knocked at the door.
A boy, about 9, opened the door
"Is your Dad or your Mum home?" said the farmer.
"No, they went to town."
"How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?"
"No, he went with Mum and Dad."
The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other,and mumbling to himself.
"I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give Dad a message."
"Well," said the farmer uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter Susie pregnant".
The boy thought for a moment...
"You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bull and $50 for the pig, but I don't know how much he charges for Howard."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scarlet Cambridge Broad Beans

What have I been up to. Work, work and more work which is why I haven't posted much lately. Why? I've been trying to save madly for the two months I need off work after I have my operation but today just to cheer my self up a little bit I planted some Scarlet Cambridge Broad Beans that were sent to me by Scarecrow from Scarecrow's Garden after I'd expressed an interest in them from a post Scarecrow had about them.

So I cleared a spot of veggie garden, attacked it with a digging fork and happily planted my seeds. All I have left to do is stay on top of any new emergent weed growth and watch them grow.

What Scarecrow says, Old English Bean has scarlet-purple bean seeds and green pods on 1 metre stems. Young pods can be cooked fresh or dried.
Beans are tender and a little smaller than other varieties.

Sounds neat to me.