His majesty & the teeny tiny frog.

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See how teeny tiny it is, not much bigger than the grains of dirt surrounding it, the colours are beautiful such a striking little frog.

That absolutely frightened the living daylights out of me.

20190707_104412-1.jpgThe little darling was hiding under the seed trays I was putting seeds into for late winter planting.  It didn’t look scared just indignant that it was disturbed like this. I gently encouraged it into a new hidey hole once my hands stopped shaking & my heart had settled back into my chest where its supposed to be.

 

20190703_120314So here’s my first ever go at hang on what’s it called wait I’ll have to look it up again.. found it; Propagating or air layering. I did a bit more research into what types of plants are best for this, so the cherry guava & the pineapple guava. It was suggested that these are the best ones to try first.

I also had a go at grafting some citrus onto an established citrus tree. I have a chat to them everyday  letting them know its my first time doing this & if they could take & grow that would be greatly appreciated. So far the grafted citrus are looking good. It is so frustrating & tests your patience, with the propagating I wont know for a couple of months yet probably early spring. I’ll let you all know or take a photo, if it all works out, if not well I don’t know I’ll just try again & hopefully the tree will tell me what I did wrong.

20190716_130852It is bigger than it looks but we have a fire pit now so while we can it will be great to have picnic barbecues & my Girl wants to brew her morning coffee over a small fire. I had to wait for a bit for the ground to soften under a sheet of old lino, the groud was still hard like cement but i was able to dig out the grass & level the area a little.

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There is plenty of room for more chairs & it is right near the dam & over looks the patch & the lower gully behind. Surrounded by bird life its going to be so nice.  It looks so inviting.

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Finishing on an obvious majestic note is our Edward. He likes to help where he can around the place.  The last float load of bits & pieces from our friendly neighbours Edward decided he would oversee everything for us just in case of … well…. I’m not sure really.

He is gorgeous though isn’t he? if we don’t think he is that’s ok as he thinks he is  & that’s the important thing….

Author: workinacresnothours

Land living for Living land. A woman armed with ancestral wisdom is an unstoppable force. Single Mum living the dream on 5 acres creating an oasis to share with friends and family. With very little money, no machinery it can be done, working in acres not hours. 10 years in the making; I have loved every minute through blood sweat and tears. There is much to celebrate on the way.

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