The rain has done wonders for the gardens and we are wondering if the lavenders will respond and give us more flowers. Some of the lavenders have very small flowers, but how wonderful it is to have the dam overflowing again and green grass shoots all over
We have some new "children" 4 guinea (Keets) chicks who are gorgeous. Another 12 in the incubator and mother guinea is sitting on about 30 eggs in the middle of the parterre in the medieval garden...needless to say the guards (other guineas) have eaten the kitchen garden again. O well! We also have 6 new chooks to build up the egg supplies.
The potage garden after a late start (frost in late Nov.) is looking good with tomatoes, beans, eggplant, capsicum, melons, zucchini, corn, edamame (what the guineas left anyway!!), plus the usual round of weeds. The birds are enjoying the sunflowers and we are daily harvesting zucchini and eggplants.
In spite of the fires and smoke the Festival was a wonderful success with some wonderful people on hand to assist. Special thanks to our presenters, the Lachlan Valley Caravan Club and all volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the weekend such a success. $380.00 was collected for the RFS.
Our first workshop for the year is Feb 14th with Leanne making rusty wire bulrushes. Contact by email for information.