Friday, October 28, 2011


I've just finished mowing around much of the block. At the front of the house we have a section of grass ( in a semi-circular shape) surrounding a beautiful gum tree. As the grass is mown there, the smell of eucalyptus melds with that of the freshly mown grass-it is pure heaven!

Up  the back of the block is the orchard, chooks and vegie beds ( fenced off to keep the hounds out!) with grass pathways-so as I mow there I am checking the growth of the trees & vegies. i throw some snails to the hens and muse that we have apricots, nectarines, apples, plums and quinces forming-not bad considering all the trees were planted last winter!

As I head back to the house, it strikes me how lucky I am.


  1. I often wander around here in a contented bliss. Sometimes during the early morning rush, I go to feed the chooks and forget about the school bus! Nice to hear your enjoying your place too.

  2. Welcome linda and thanks for commenting! This is the 4th house we've built and when we made the decision to do so, had been riding a rollercoaster of indecision as to whether we should but a block in town or not-so glad we made the choice we did! :-)

  3. Your property sounds lovely and your orchard is coming along nicely. One day we will have a place to plant an orchard.

  4. Thanks for dropping by Becky! :-)I planted out more than 30 fruit trees during the winter of 2010-whilst the house was being built....much to the bemusement of the tradies building the house!
    We have apple, pear, plum, apricot, nectarine, quince, cherry, fig, mulberry and lemon trees in, with raspberry, bluberry and strawberry beds. I've plans for an avocado & orange tree in a sheltered sun trap against the NE facing garage brick wall too...


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