Sunday, June 30, 2013


This is our dream block, real country feel.
 This is the top of the block which we would have the back of the house facing as it is south.  The dark green bush would have to be removed as well as the thin one near the fence.  This would be where the house would be placed, close to the road but it is higher up so would put screen shrubs etc to hide the house from the road.
 Little bit further down where house would go, hopefully it would fit in before you get to the fruit trees.
 this is looking toward the house on the right who actually own the block.  They had 5 blocks built over 3 with sheds etc so good distance from their house and they have lots of trees and gardens.
 Hoping the house would come down to this fence.  There is 5 rows of fruit trees, and the block would have five of them.  I am hoping not to fence this area off and then we can share all the orchard.
 this one is looking towards the house on the left and I would say they have 3 blocks so plenty of land around their house.  They have lovely open lawns and gardens.
 This is from the back fence, as you can see train lines then main road through going down south.  No trains have been on it for 10 years.  The kitchen family room would look out over the orchard to here and would get all the sun in winter.  Plenty of trees to block out road noise.
 John looking back up the block, plenty of area here to grow berries and put in vege gardens and possibly chooks.

I have pictured in my mind a pathway down the centre of the fruit trees with wild flowers each side, bulbs in the orchard (they may already be there) and at the end a gazebo or something.  An archway with maybe a rose growing over it leading from the house.  Can you guess that I just love it.
We went and had a look at a house plan and went over it and put all the changes we would want, they will get it price for us and then I guess it will be choosing what we want to keep.
Kirsty gave us some soup to try and bought enough home for tea, it was delicious, so thought I would share the recipe.  Very easy too.
Curry Vegetable soup

In a large pot add the following
2 litres of beef stock ( or you could use the stock cubes and water)
2 leeks sliced
5 carrots chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
Bring to boil and cook on med until vegetables are soft.
Add half can of coconut milk.

You could freeze what you don't eat.

More of Paddy's for June

 WINTER the tree on the left is not in blossom its covered in little rain drops and you can see the mist in the background.  Below is self explanatory, saw a lot of this on Friday.

little pop up Organic MARKET BUZZ 

Sharon's birds for June

As I told you I cannot get up close to the birds here, think they hear me coming and hide.  I used Johns camera to get these pink and grey gallah's.  They had a nest in that hollow of the tree I just managed to get the one below flying in, I think there are some babies in the nest.

These birds nest in this swampy ground and make an almighty noise.  I had to use Johns camera again and as we where stopped on the shoulder of the road I didn't have time to mess around, I think they came out quite good though.

Above photo has nothing to do with birds but I thought you would like a photo of this banksia? it was a creeping plant and the flowers where so vibrant.  Isn't it beautiful on this embankment.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Paddy's June choice - blurred and winter

 I chose this photo for blurred, it was meant to be shades of tray, but managed to blur it
roasted vegetable soup, this says winter to me.  lovely recipe if you would like it.

My June choices - round

Phil's choice for June - Shades of tray

Just for you Phil, nearly put my back out trying to sit in the garden with the lavender behind me, holding the camera up to get my hair and the lavender.  As you can see, I had to give up.  So I guess my hair is shade of tray