Little critters..?

As usual, a trip around the garden always delivers surprises. This morning (from left to right): an old butler’s sink full of snails I was emptying to repot some seedlings; small green bugs on our New Zealand Cabbage Palm. At first I thought they were baby grasshoppers but a distinctive red stripe and the ability to … More Little critters..?

On any given day…

We live on about 9 acres. A third of it is “manicured” (I use the term loosely) garden, a quarter is mini-parkland (grass and trees) and the rest is given over to paddocks. For want of any better names, we call them:  mini paddock, where quite aptly our two mini Shetland ponies spend half of the day; … More On any given day…

Fields of Gold

  Just because I couldn’t resist posting this photo! Our lower paddock is set on a steep hill (perfect for sledging in the winter). If you walk all the way to the bottom, you can no longer see the upper paddock or any signs of the house. Completely cut off,  the view up towards the … More Fields of Gold