Some background, I am in the southern hemisphere in an area that has winter
frost but not snow so some veges grow well right through winter.
Most of my winter veges (brassicas, lettuce, etc) are doing well in their
seed trays and will go out in the next week or so weather permitting. For
the direct-sown types I got garlic, peas and broad beans in a couple of
weeks ago. We have had some nice rain and it has been warm to mild so they
are doing well.
I also had a brainwave, I put net over the ground to stop various diggers
from ruining my seeds and seedlings. Worked just fine. Except the broad
beans have grown through the net where it hangs down in several places and
now I have to tease them back out of it.
PS The pups (some of the diggers) have now doubled their weight since we
got them. I did not think that I would volunteer again for having toddlers
around unless I could hand them back to mum but somehow that's how it is.
They are into everything, so full of life and energy and fun, joyfully
destroying without malice. New pics are available for those who care.
I do know where I read this, but I think the best selling T- shirt had the
phrase "My grandkids have fur". A statement about our society for better or
worse. So congratulations on your kids and the pups :)
Summer is coming soon, it got into the seventies for the first time this
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
On Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:33:55 +1000, "David Hare-Scott"
Are they full blood Kelpies? Too cute! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Oh, on topic - planted catnip, sunflowers, zinnias, some old
cornflower seed, larkspur, lima beans, marigolds and wrangled with
bermuda grass yesterday and today and it's been raining hard this
afternoon - I love the sound of rain, especially after planting. (The
dog however needs sedation during storms.)
No, they practice on chooks and horses which is not really desireable,
chooks get nervous when they get The Stare. Flynn got concussed by a horse
last week so he is being more circumspect. I no longer have the type of
neighbours who would let them practice on their cattle and I don't know
enough about it to train them for such work just to be good companion/guard
Mootilda is doing fine she gets a little lonely if she can't talk to the
cattle over the fence. The last dairy bull in the district is gone - sold
up and moved away and I don't have the brass right now to build yards with a
crush so we can try AI, so the milking project is on hold for now. But
overall she is healthy and happy enough.
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