Sunday, November 01, 2009

Heating up

The old miners cottage is as set up for summer as we can make it!

The weather certainly heated up quickly. About 32°C (89.6°F) yesterday and nearly 30°C again today. It's also been quite humid, which is unusual.

Yesterday we started the path along the side of the house again - ripped out the weeds and carved out a nice slope (away from the house).

Then put some stones over the top to level it out and make somewhere to walk. Finally, it's starting to take shape!

The idea was taken from Heritage Victoria, who suggest using stones as a path to keep the moisture away from the old bricks. It should also avoid some of the splash effect that stones or bricks would cause when it rains. It sounded good to us, so we're willing to give it a try!

As for the rest of the garden, there are hoverflies everywhere! They're lovely little things!

They're helping pollinate the broccoli. These two will hopefully provide seeds for next seasons crop.

Summer certainly came along quickly! Where does the time go?

Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. We have bricks that we need to keep water away from, will think about your idea. At the moment we have a fan on a timer under the floor. Our house is solid concrete brick and downhill. The water was going under a verandah someone had put on the uphill side, but that is only part of it.