Monday, November 4, 2013

Still waiting for the wet

My creative thoughts and activity have never been at a lower ebb I am finding, even the desire to pick up my camera is at a low point, although if course its easy to whip out the i-phone for quick snaps from time to time.I would probably feel a lot better mentally if I did do something creative of some sort at all! but sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

The Husband had a rare day at home recently and with the tractor at home, offered to cart some manure from the yards. I also took advantage of this willingness to help, to remove a falling down fence that has been bugging me for quite some time. Now of course we are totally fenceless along one side of the yard, but considering the old one could barely contain a bunny, its no loss.

 IMG_5636 IMG_5639 It wasn't an endeavour without dust, however there isn't much that is dust free at this point in time. The trick is to remain upwind or move very fast away from the line of fire if husbands are dumping dirt with wicked grins on their faces.

These three clowns below took their thongs off, stuck them half way up the pile of dirt, and walked away to climb on stuff. As they walked away Dad busily pushed up more dirt and hay....and their thongs were lost forever more. Or until someone finds them in a garden bed somewhere one day!

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Two loads of dirt - one for a proposed Dad-and-kid watermelon patch (yet to be planted, so I can see its not going to happen) and the other dirt, hastily dumped along a fence where I've planned a garden for the longest time. I don't plan to do anything with this until after the blessed wet season arrives (apart from round up the couch grass that will no doubt pop up overnight). This bed will be simple screening - mock oranges and golden canes alternately. Of course I am not sure how things will grow in such close proximity to those two big mango trees however it will be better than nothing. I also have to take out that awkward corner there in the bottom corner, so I can mow without using unladylike language.

Roll on the wet.


  1. Sorry to read about the lack of creative oomph ... Though I think you will not be alone in this. Not that that makes it any better ... It must be hard waiting for the rain, when you all need it so desperately. Bother about those thongs!

  2. One must take advantage of any offer of Dad help whenever it comes about, mid-drought or not. The garden bed looks great ... just add water!
    We're on our second batch of watermelon seedlings, the first planted behind the pig pen just before we left for Brahman Week sales, coinciding with some of our hottest weather, they apparently turned up their toes the minute we drove out the gate. I've put this lot in temporary pots in an attempt to get them a little stronger and healthier before planting out. Fingers crossed.
    Keep your chin up (easy for me to say), I'm sure you'll enjoy a green Christmas.

  3. Its is how funny how creativity, happiness and everything else works together. I hope you find something to lift you spirits. I also hope the rain comes soon. A mango tree, ah I wish we had one/ space for one. I am sure things will grow.

  4. It's funny, you garden with a tractor and we garden with a jackhammer .....

  5. Men with tractor, truck and willingness to do something in the garden are truly rare, it happens at my place once every 18 months...he's always too busy! Which in fact he is...I do hope the jolly rain comes and it comes damn soon, surely someting will happen soon as I am missing your arty crafty IG posts, always a highlight to my day Sharon! Take care. T


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