Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Preparing for summer

Good news! We got the new scythe, and it's absolutely wonderful! I'm so impressed by it, Marty doesn't even get a chance to use it. :)

I showed a picture of the nasturtiums around the lemon tree a few weeks ago, and the surrounding area was looking a bit long. Well, here it is today after this morning's scything.

As you can see, I'm more than happy with the new scythe! :)

Of course, it's not quite as neat as a lawnmower, but it doesn't really matter. Especially since the grass dies over the summer anyway.

We also added a bit extra shade for the chooks, who are looking a bit warm as the weather is heating up. This should help a little.

Finally, we may have some squash for the three sisters after all! These are the last of the seeds, so hopefully they'll grow like mad through the corn and beans in the front garden.

As for the eggs.. it's been 7 days since they were put in, and I'm looking forward to the first candling which can be done tonight. I'll try and get some pictures if there's anything going on in those little eggies! All fingers crossed!


  1. Awesome, I really want a scythe. Where did you get it?

  2. Hi Darren, we got this scythe from www.scythesaustralia.com.au
    We got the starter kit, and this is the 55cm trimming blade. Figured it was time to upgrade the old $2 garage sale find. ;)