Sunday, January 23, 2011

Berry Goodness

A friend revealed they had some thornless blackberries in their back yard, and it was giving them more fruit then they could process.

When Taph and I heard this, we sprung into action.

One and a half kilos of fruit later we were home and processing it into jam. In-fact we were able to get six big and one little jars of jam bottled.

We also got a little bonus. We were able to dig up two vines that we have stuck into pots at home. If they grow, we will have our own supply of thornless blackberries for a couple of years time.

Monday, January 17, 2011

How to tell if you are frugal?

How to tell if you are frugal?

You fix broken clothes pegs.

Frugal, economical or just tight. You be the judge.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Paving Project

The paving project took a bit of a weather hit (sorting pavers in 37o heat is no fun) and health hit (with my knee playing up, and Taphs hip going out), but as the photos show we are going well and getting the pavers organised before we start laying them.

The piles of unsorted pavers are getting smaller.

the piles of sorted clean pavers are getting bigger

and the piles of pavers with concrete stuck to them are also growing (but not as quickly as the piles of clean pavers).

And Snowie the Dog has been the foreman in this whole process.