Thursday, September 28, 2006

In praise of Miners lettuce.

Do you guys grow this?I think it's American.It grows so well here,just springing up all over the garden each spring and what we don't eat or sell to resteraunts the chickens devour.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Garage sale.

Sometimes I find things that I must have,and then I work out why I MUST have them-I think this was a childhood memory of playing shops,I had the same shaped toy cash register.I might have to paint it fire engine red.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Manipulated Spider

The picture didn't come out as I planned so I worked a little photoshop magic and created something that I really like. Posted by Picasa


Hmmm steamed,stripped to the heart,marinated with fresh tarragon ,salt and olive oil-then bbq'd.I love spring.
I allways let a few go to flower though-because they are so stunning.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

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Originally uploaded by Celesta Danger.
I just came across this girls photos while checking out roller derby sites.I think her work is fantastic and I was horrified to read whats been happening to her girlfriend.
Oh if you click on the photo you can see more.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

She's very clever.

FRANCIS PELZMAN LISCO (click for her website)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Quince blossom

Hoop petticoat daffs

These mini daffs are so tough and they spread so fast,I just love them.


This year has been such a stunner for bulbs.Mum and I have been checking out local bulb growers (and their wares).We also took part in a very small and informal bulb show at a local resteraunt-the grand champ is yet to be decided.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Townes Van Zandt in Heartworn Highway

Makes me cry .

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Carrots and Potatoes

We are trying the stacked tire method of Potato production this year-you build up the soil as the shoots come through.The carrots went in about a week ago ,if the weather is kind they should be up soon.Fingers crossed I really yearn for proper carrots.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Happy love apple babyXXXXX


Thursday, September 07, 2006


I think Im over it now,but my latest obsession has been the home brewing of fine ale.Should get us to summer.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Another boat

This one's landlocked. Guaranteed.

Project For Next Summer

Sue, you could do this now! Make a 2-part mold and insert a tiny hard-skinned gourd, still on the vine, inside it. When the gourd matures, take off the mold, and viola! A large violin!

For D.Dream fodder.

Typically this magnificent beast is built by a man who you would never go to sea with.But oh my,she is pretty.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


This little fella dropped in for a feed.He's a Bennetts Wallaby

Sunday, September 03, 2006


I had my first feed of asparagus tonight,freshly plucked from our own lovingly made bed-It was sensual.

Almond 2.

As promised, the Almond in full flower.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Crafting girls

While I should be working on my quilt-knitting hats or spinning the wool for M's new vest,Ive got a yen to talk about all the fun Ive been having in the world of craft blogs.Really, check out these girls,so clever and so cool!
There's Purl,she's got Tatts and cats-I love her felted hats.
Miss Dottie,She's getting married in ruby slippers.
Boozehag-Shes a Derby goddess,and has one of the most beautiful babies Ive ever seen.
There are so many more-I think I will have to do this often.

A Gig!!!!!! A Gig!!!!!

Yeah well Tasmania is a long way from anywhere,and its rare that we get a proper psychobilly extraviganza,with boys who dress up and jump about and take their shirts off exposing their heavily tattooed......sorry....sorry-should be fun though!22nd of september.

Friday, September 01, 2006


First day of spring for us and Ive had a surge of energy.Today I finished some birdbaths and pots and dyed two scarves .The scarves are about 10ft long and knitted from a 50-50 mix ,merino and mohair.Theyve turned out really well,light and soft and warm.

more spring

A couple of shots of the quince tree,3 years old now,will we get any fruit?