I love autumn, the relief of saying goodbye to hot, dry summer. The temperatures are dropping to a civilised degree and the rain has started. So we are busy getting into autumn planting of vegetables. The pile of composted pig poo and straw we bought a few weeks ago has already proved its worth, seeds are springing up out of the ground where we've dug this into.
Because our property was vacant land when we bought it, we are starting from scratch. So we also have to construct the growing areas as well as plant things. When we lived in Perth, there was no problem deciding where to put a vegie bed, it went where it fitted and that was that. Here, where of our five acres, two acres is open ground, it is amazing how much procrastination has gone on about where to position the main vegetable garden. Too much land to choose from! We've tried to be sensible and considered things like proximity to the shed, water tank, vehicle access and the house, where the sun travels and where the shade from the big jarrah trees hits. We have made a tentative start and the first few beds have gone in, and the timber has been bought from the local sawmill for the next 2 beds.
45 bottles of cider for me, 45 bottles of cider,
Take one down and pass it around,
44 bottles of cider for me, 44 bottles of cider..... :-)