Garden Season -- 2013

This year my family and I put in two gardens again. We put in one in our backyard and one up at our friends place who graciously let us use space on their Hill Top spread. Over the weekend we put in the garden at our friend's place.

I decided to get a little creative this year and I did my twist on the Three Sisters (Corn, Beans and Squash). Don't ask me why I planned it this way because truth is I didn't plan it, I was winging it! 

 I borrowed the idea from permaculture keyhole garden design. I was thinking of how it would be easiest to irrigate.  Since there is a down hill slope, the curves would slow down the water, plus nature doesn't like straight lines (I would have to agree with her on that one) and it's always better to work with her when possible. I think this will look more interesting too, but it very well could end up in failure...so will see. My best advise to people gardening is just go with it, if it fails then do something else next year. 

Map of the Hill Top Garden 2013.  Green Line represents a ditch that corn and pole beans were planted in. 
View from the top of the garden. 

Tomato Town
Garden on!!!


Farm Fashion & Favorite Aussie Films

I often forget hair ties when I go to work, but lucky for me I have a stash of twist ties sporting "Organic -- Grown in USA" at my disposal. I didn't forget mine today but I gave it up willingly to a coworker who needed it. 

After working on some projects at home, I watched an Aussie movie called Opal Dream. It's really good and a new favorite.  I have a soft spot for Aussie films (and Aussie themed films) so I decided to share a handful of my favorites (listed in no particular order.) 

1. Strictly Ballroom

2. Opal Dreams

3. Danny Deckchair

4.  The Dish

5. Rabbit Proof Fence

6. Man From Snowy River

7. Quigley Downunder

8. Finding Nemo 

9. The Boys Are Back

10. Cane Toads: The Conquest (2010) (This trailer seems to be for a remake of a Documentary made in 1988. The new one looks good too)