Thursday, 21 May 2015

Reflection is a wonderful thing



I spent years painting. Years and years. It was a big part of my life, something I loved and would like to take the time out to try again.

Is there something you'd like to try your hand at once more?

Monday, 18 May 2015

Honey from our hive..

Smoker
We've got the bug.

These little creatures are so fascinating, once you begin to learn about them - there's no turning back. For us anyway.

Yesterday we tasted our own honey, made from our own bees, which sit under our lounge window.

It's was like pure syrup from the sun.

Bee Club started last week, with a big turnout.
Here's the facebook page Geraldine Bee Club


Our queen bee

Our own honey - no other honey tastes the same.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Seed showering...

Foxglove gone to seed
Now is the time to scatter seeds to your hearts content, if you haven't already done so.

Many plants are naturally setting seed now, before sending their energy underground for winter.

Take a stroll. When you find something you love that's gone to seed - sprinkle scatter or shower them absolutely everywhere. You'll thank yourself next year.

Some plants lean over naturally to set seed. Gently clear the ground of grass or weeds underneath where they lean, and they'll reproduce in that spot too, without any further work from you.
Phacelia seed pods


Monday, 4 May 2015

Mad about Bees? Bee Club starts next week!

If you're as keen on bees as we are then you'll be coming along to the new 'Bee Club' starting up in Geraldine! Thanks to local bee keeper Gavin Oliver.

Meet at the Geraldine Catholic Church rooms (Peel St), 7pm next Wednesday 13 May.

See you then!

(No bee keeping skills necessary, just a love of bees)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

How food transforms lives... my talk on this Thursday - Geraldine


This Thursday I'll be chatting to locals about some of the discoveries we've made over the past few years, and how food has transformed our lives.

I'll talk about the exciting food revolution evolving in Geraldine township, and how with a little thought, food from paddock to plate has the ability to positively affect us all in a multitude of ways, which can often be life changing.

Hope to see you there,
Bec x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Walking Onions..


A very exciting package is winging it's way to us, just in time to be planted by the moon.

Egyptian Walking Onions - they do just that. They find their way around the garden in the most spectacular way, where they take root and grow.

I'll be planting mine by the moon come May. To find out when you should be planting your bulbs (such as garlic, shallots and onions) get the next copy of the Kiwi Gardener Magazine - available 30th April, where you'll find my fortnightly 'Lunar Gardening Guide'.

Image source: www.robbinsfarmgarden.org

Monday, 20 April 2015

Our Bees..

Our local Bee Keeper Gavin Oliver has been busy setting up a bee hive at our place!

The bees are doing great. They're located quite close to our house so that we can watch them in action.

Keen to join a Bee Club? Get in touch with Gavin Oliver ph: 022 371 0679 as one is being setup in Geraldine soon!


Can you spot the Queen Bee?