So much has happened this month on the homefront, I feel bad it has been so long since my last update. Most of this month has been spent in the garden, and the extra help has not gone un-noticed! It is amazing that so many man-hours have gone into my lovely little food security experiment! It is looking like a real garden right now… not a sad grassy slope.
This past long weekend we celebrated our anniversary of landing in the koots… oh and what a welcome; a year ago last Friday we watched as our sea can full to the nuts with our salvaged building supplies and motorbikes hung precariously over the precipice of our little piece of mountain side! ahhh. That was the start of our move…and the middle of our storey, but it marked our new start in this amazing community.
This weekend was spent much the same as may long weekend the year prior, hauling garbage to the dump in an epic volume, cleaning the yard, spring cleaning and doing garden stuff… only we also made time to finish building a beautiful pole structure pagoda; complete with firepit, and coal cooking grill, hammock hooks, and swinging chairs, new birch benches and a little BBQ station. We moved the works further away from the grapevines to keep them unscorched this summer, and have plans to add a central pole to use for roasting large amounts of meat over an open fire as well as to act as a central overhang to place a future picnic table under and from which to hang lighting, netting or tarps and flowers from. Our hillside landscape has changed so much in the past 12 months. Continue reading