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Spring has Sprung!!!

Finally the winter has come and gone.  I have noticed on my way to and from work that the native flora is flowering.  Living in a relatively arid part of the country it is absolutely amazing how colourful the landscape can be.  I’ve also noticed many emus out and about.  In fact on average at the moment I would see double, sometimes triple the number of emus to kangaroos.  Although I am petrified if emus get up too close to me, I can’t help but admire their beauty (at a distance).

As promised, I am putting up a few photos that I have taken since living in Morgan.  The first is a visual marker that you see coming in from Renmark on the Goyder Highway.  For those who have missed his guest appearances, Diesel says g’day as well.

Diesel says g'day as well
Welcome to Morgan and Diesel says g’day as well

One thing I have really enjoyed while living in Morgan is for some reason we seem to get the most stunning rainbows.  Here is a photo of one I took from our back door…

Another Stunning Rainbow
Another Stunning Rainbow

I’ve actually enjoyed partaking in a little photography since living here.  I’ve always enjoyed photography but up this way you are never short of subjects.  I have even taken part in the ABC Open “Snapped” Project.  My first photo has been published and is titled “Two Circles in the Sky“.  I plan on contributing to more projects in the future.

So back to the first day of spring!  Our first day of spring up here in the Riverland has seen the temperature drop and rain.  No one up here though dare complains about getting rain.

I always think of spring being synonymous with spring cleaning.  I have allowed my house to get a little cluttered since moving.  I know we are living in a smaller house but it has made me think whether we really need all this extra stuff.  Some of the stuff hasn’t seen the light of day since we moved and that has been well over six months now.  So in saying that I have decided to take the 30 Day De-Clutter Challenge and what a better day to start than the first day of spring.  Now I have to be strong!!!

I got a bit of a head start yesterday with the fridge.  Bin collection day today and a funky science experiment breeding meant a clean out was not optional.  However I think the freezers will need a little TLC.  Wonder what will be discovered???

Diesel: Garden Manager…

Diesel

So finally I have garlic estabilished and growing quite well.  The lemon tree has not succumbed to anymore harrassment from Diesel.  In fact the garden is coming together quite well at the moment.

Diesel is managing to chew up his own toys (has chewing and disecting tennis balls down to a fine art) and bedding and while that is a pain to be constantly picking up after him, I already do it for 4 children so whats another 4-legged child?  He has also decided to undertake some earthworks in the back yard.  I’m wondering if it is because he saw the boys digging a hole (where I am trying to re-establish the lawn) looking for worms that he thought it looked fun enough to try himself?

Diesel vs The Lemon Tree…

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Oh yes!  My special pup Diesel. What can I say? The temptation of a freshly potted lemon tree with the luscious taste and smell of cow manure was just too much. Lucky for Diesel the damage was superficial but I think I will be getting the chicken wire out tomorrow.

Chicken wire my saviour in the veggie patch!!!

 

At It Again….

At It Again....

Diesel has been at it again! So I rescued the garlic bulbs and replanted them only to be lulled into a false sense of security. After a week, that’s right a week, Diesel decided he would get stuck into some gardening again. This time chicken wire will be going over the top and hopefully I will still get a crop. Fingers crossed!!!