Tuesday 24 September 2013


Yes, I am definitely mad. Not only am a building yet another garden, in another rental house, I am doing it in the heat. Brisbane, I would like to ask you…what happened to spring?

We started on the week-end. Yet again Dad has come to the rescue, by helping me build the garden bed. Now I am doing the manual labor of digging.

The first part of the garden has been landscaped, and I am going to take cues from this and extend it back.  I have plans to dig an area flat, near the garden bed. Once this is flat I am going to use logs and pavers to build an area that could be for a swing seat or such. I will see how much digging this old body can handle. Swing seat may turn into a tiny chair. The soil I am using to fill the garden bed, to save on having to buy any.

It would help if I had the correct tools. Hmm think I need to get myself a Hardware sponsorship! Dear Hardware store I would really, really love a pick or mattock. Oh and a T2 sponsorship. I drink that by the buckets as I am digging. I have a new favourite Honey Vanilla. It is almost as good as the Fruit Blush.

Oh, and yes the clothes line is on its side. Another job I have to do is dig a hole and concrete the old line in a nice sunny space.

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine the whole day through
To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we really like to do
It ain't no trick to get rich quick
If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick
In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine!

Where a million diamonds shine!

 The backyard when you look up.

The backyard when you look down. So much prettier.

 Washing on the side.

Still so much work to be done.

Tira hiding in the house, as it is too hot to go outside.


  1. jane@flightplatformliving24 September 2013 at 23:54

    that is such a pretty house! I don't blame you doing the garden, while you are there it is YOURS! X

  2. The house is pretty. Just the bulk of the yard is a hard, hard dirt patch. I am keeping my fingers crossed I can turn it into and organic veg producing garden

  3. Oh man! So annoying! Here's wishing you cool drinks of water and future delicious tomatoes!!!

  4. Then you and I need to draft a letter asking for sponsorship, to send off to Hardware stores!

  5. The veg and fruit is what I keep thinking about when I get all sweaty and bruise my hands.

  6. It looks like a great house...and of course the yard will be amazing once you are done with the garden!
    And note to self, if I ever need to rent out my house, rent it to you!


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