PRIMAVERA

A celebration of spring time with bead embroidery brooches

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COUNTRY NOTES: HOW I DEAL WITH THE ZUCCHINI CUCKOO

I know that vegetable gardeners tend to over plant at times, leading to a vegetable glut during a particularly benevolent season.  Last spring I planted two zucchini seedlings in the hope that they would provide us with zucchini over this past summer.   All I can say after eating zucchini since 26th December right through… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: HOW I DEAL WITH THE ZUCCHINI CUCKOO

COUNTRY NOTES: THE AUTUMN THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

We moved back to our home state from a six year exile in sunny South Australia last year and one of the first things on my mind was to establish a vegetable garden and orchard on our one acre in beautiful country Victoria.  We quickly planted a small orchard after considerable contemplation as to the… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: THE AUTUMN THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

COUNTRY NOTES: PUMPKINS AND THEIR ASSIDUOUS ATTENDANTS

Every year I grow pumpkins (squash).  My particular favourite is the Waltham Butternut cultivar.  These are smallish pumpkins and are excellent keepers over winter and into spring, if kept in a cool place where those stinking rats can’t get to them.  I like to get a good yield from my pumpkin patch and I achieve this… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: PUMPKINS AND THEIR ASSIDUOUS ATTENDANTS

PRISCILLA’S LESSON FOR A HAPPY LIFE

You may recall that I wrote about Priscilla, my lovely little Maltese dog who went blind in April 2015 with SARDS (Suddenly Acquired Retinal Disintegration Syndrome).  I wrote a blog about Prissy when she received her Muffin’s Halo from California recently and how this product has revolutionised her existence.  Very slowly, Priscilla’s personality is emerging… Continue reading PRISCILLA’S LESSON FOR A HAPPY LIFE