Tuesday, November 29, 2005

6 days of rain

Some days I feel so restless.
Become bored with everything.
A problem that has always haunted me.
Sometimes I get a strong urge to do bad things.
There not so bad really.
Contentment with my life fades away.

Other people are starving.
Other people are facing death.
Other people are lost.

How dare I complain.
About nothing really.
Just feelings.
Gone tomorrow.

A million thoughts in my head.
So many creative ideas.
So many stories.
It's hard for me to keep track of them all.
Am I crazy?

My life is so blessed.
I have all I could want.
Why want more.
Be happy Alex.
People love you.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ten dollars and it's art

Went to the local markets. Picked up this really cool pot. Handed over $10. Put it on an old stump amongst the ivy. Filled it with water and whalla it's art!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Our Pet Sheep

Today we had our pet sheep Blossom and Lucy shawn. This is there second date with the shearer and they are not big fans of the whole shearing day thing. They did a awful lot of squirming and kicking when Don the shearer was giving them their hair cuts.

Don said most sheep run a mile when they see him coming, so from today's excitement Blossom and Lucy will probably do the same next year... we'll see.

They will be much cooler now though as I'm sure they get very hot in those big wolly jumpers now summers on it way.

They transform from great big wooly balls into thin little vulnerable waifs. I love our sheep, they are so sweet.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Growing potatoes in a bag

It can be difficult to find a new place to grow potatoes each year in a small garden. You can't use the last spot you grew them for another 2 years.

This year I'm trying some Toolangi potatoes in a large bag from a tree we brought at the Nursery. (you could also use a large pot) I figure this way I can change the soil each year, they will be really eazy to harvest and there is no chance of damage from the shovel which I won't even need. They seem to be going great, in fact they are twice the size as those in the normal garden beds.

You could use this method in the smallest of gardens or even on a balcony and you can't beat home grown organic potatoes.

HINT: Start with only a small amount of soil - just enough to cover the seed potatoes about 10cm deep. Every couple of weeks add more soil, covering the bottom leaves but leaving the tops to poke out of the soil. This way you'll get heaps more potatoes come harvesting time.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Make a bush star

I had some much fun making this bush star for our house, I though I'd inspire others to get out in the wild and be creative too.... It's really eazy and you can do it in an hour.

12 branches about 70cm long similar thickness.
Thinner branches for decoration
Pruners & some reel wire

Trim branches to the same length
Make 2 triangles, joining ends with wire
Place the 2 triangles on top of each other to form a star, wire together at all points of intersections
Twine lengths of smaller leaved branches around star to decorate

Monday, November 07, 2005

Fractal Romanesque broccoli

It's amazing the beauty that I find in our humble vegie garden... my old maths teacher would be very pleased with my current observation about our Romanesque Broccoli we have growing. Its is exquisitely symmetrical, sporting dozens of knobbly florets, each a miniature version of the entire structure, and each built from even smaller copies of the whole its just so cool. I showed my boyfriend Christopher and he had just one simple word... Fractals.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Government denies climate change

The Howard government says it is committed to reducing greenhouse pollution to tackle climate change. But, in a recent Queensland court case, the federal environment minister stated that climate change doesn't exist, isn't caused by human activities and just isn't important enough. Call me crazy but I just can't see how an intelligence person can actually think this.

The Liberal government seems to have an all important quest for wealth at the expense of people and environment... It's a bloody crime, I wonder what history will say about it.