After the Storm

The creek is flowing today after last nights big storm. There is the sound of frogs and there are ducks paddling around in the clear water. We also spotted out first influx of snails…hopefully the ducks will see them too!

There are no more blossoms on the trees- replacing them, among the dripping wet leaves, is fruit!!! Yep, cherries, plums, peaches, quinces, pears, apples galore. The question is, will we get some before the birds this year?

The working bee was very quiet today. The usual maintenance continuing on, keeping the lawns looking good and building up the banks around the creek to prevent flooding. Verity came and weeded the big potato boxes around the carpark. She has added some new varieties of potatoes to those that have self-seeded there.

We also started planting into our new garden beds in the north end of the garden- zebra beans from seed savers, painted mountain corn, a variety of pumpkins and more potatoes!!!

We have our first Sunday working bee of the season coming up on the 5th of November from 10am. Everyone is welcome to come along. Please bring something for a shared lunch and your gardening gloves.

Steve Fleischmann continues his monthly series of kitchen gardening workshops on the 3rd of November from 9am-12pm. Steve runs a monthly workshop on the first Friday of the month (almost every month) where he teaches about various aspects of home gardening and growing.

We also invite you to come down for a sunset jam on Saturday the 4th of November from 5:30-7:30pm. BYO instruments, poi, hoops, dancing feet etc…

And, if you are looking for a way to celebrate this lush and life-bursting season there will be a public ritual held in the gardens to celebrate Beltaine on Sunday 29th from 3pm- for more details follow the link.

So much happening- it must be spring:)

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