Saturday, 25 October 2014

Missing in action

It has been a while since I put a post up. Actually that is an understatement! I've not been sitting on my hands though. I've just been focusing on blogging elsewhere. Pop over to the  Yackandandah Community Garden blog to see what has been going on.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Yellow submarine

If you are heading along the Hume Highway, drop into Holbrook and take a look at the landmark submarine.

It's gone from this......

to this.........

photo from Holbrook Yellow Submarine face book

I have a suspicion the district has run out of yellow wool! Drop over to the Holbrook Yellow Submarine facebook page or the ABC news article to check out all the details.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Yack Community Garden officially opened....

It has been a tough slog at times, but last Saturday we finally got to officially open the Yackandandah Community Garden. Read more over at the Yack garden blog.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Full steam ahead.....

We have only got 5 weeks until the Yackandandah Community Garden official opening, so it is full steam ahead to get as much done as we can. With daily temperatures continuing to be over 40C, there have been working-bee's in the cool of the evening or early morning to try and get things finished. On Saturday we had a 7am start, and it was the perfect time of day to be in the garden. The sun light streaming down was glorious.

There was rock edging being built, gabion baskets at the end of the terrace beds to be filled, concrete sleepers to be cut and squeezed into position, and of course the daily watering. It really was a hive of activity, until we decided to call it quits at about 9.30 when it was already getting too hot to work.

So how are the seeds and seedlings we planted before Christmas going? Fantastically. I think we are all a little surprised at how well things have grown and survived with the heat.

We have even started to pick zucchini and cucumber in the last week or so. Can't wait until we have all the infrastructure in place, and we can plant it all out. Next summer should be spectacular!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Shade glorious shade.......

Things are moving ahead at the Community Garden. Our main shelter  has come to life in recent months. Just as with the rest of the garden, the shelter has been made from recycled materials. The main beams have been made by "laminating" layers of recycled timbers (once we pulled all the old nails out!).

The upright posts are solid tree trunks complete with bark, and took some fancy chainsaw work to get them all level.

The next step is to have a concrete slab poured, but that hasn't stopped us using it for shade. And boy do we need it, with the next 4 days forecast to be between 41C  - 44C

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