Farm life, Photography

10 on 10 – May 2016

I’m back! I can’t believe I missed two rounds of our uber cool photography circle but life and shitty internet happens! I also can’t believe last time I was taking photos we were playing under the sprinkler – now we’re freezing our butts off huddling next to the fire. I love that Australia gives us a taste of each season.

So this month we got around to starting our first little veggie garden thanks to the help of my friend Kyrstie Barcak. She recently wrote her first book Grow just one thing and ever since then, me and the kids have been busting to get started. I reviewed her awesome book here. It’s well worth the read, it gets you itching to grow something AT ONCE!

I’m very new to gardening at the ripe old age of 40. We have lawn that’s still very alive, and a few large succulents I’ve not killed but that’s about it I’m afraid. Once Farmer has finished seeding we have big plans to spend some time in the garden and spruce the place up from looking like a house on a sand pad. Look out Summer I say! So til then here’s a look at our baby steps to achieving our first veggie garden.

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This is the spot we plan to have a large fruit and veggie patch. I have suggested the idea of a lady shed…hehe! I’ll need a place to put my gardening tools and gloves of course! Watch this space! lol!

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Hello Miss Molly!

No, this is not a new fancy cat tray for you young lady!

No, this is not a new fancy cat tray for you young lady!

That's the way boys

That’s the way boys

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The chives, after they were generously watered.

The lettuce that almost drowned. Must watch watering technique closely next time

The lettuce that almost drowned. Must watch watering technique closely next time

Posing by the broccoli, strawberries and purple cauliflower. My gloves and hands were too busy to action shots! Plus it was so windy and cold, brrrrrr!

Posing by the broccoli, strawberries and purple cauliflower. My gloves and hands were too busy to action shots! Plus it was so windy and cold, brrrrrr! Nice photo bombers in this one

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Mr BroColi talking to the seeds for good luck!

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Lets hope there’s some new blooms soon

Ta da!! It's all set to go, now we just gotta water it and wait :)

Ta da!! It’s all set to go, now we just gotta water it and wait πŸ™‚

The packet says in 6 to 8 weeks something may grow. We shall see! If only you’d seen how fast those seeds flew out of the packet! Eeeeek! Im hoping they made it to the right spot ok. Once we master the hang of the small planter boxes we shall start the big veggie patch we had in mind. Farmer is rather good at growing things so with Kyrstie’s book we hope to impress him in the meantime.

Be sure to checkout my lovely friend Shannon at My 2morrowsΒ photos and take a sneaky look at what she’s been up to lately. She’s always up to something very cool πŸ™‚ Click on each link in the posts til you make it back to me. You’ll see some amazing photos so why not pop the kettle on and enjoy!

Jo xx

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14 Comments

  • Reply Diana@dianaphotography May 10, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Winter is the perfect time to start. Just think that by Spring you will have perfected the vege boxes and will be ready for the next step. You’ve got some great little helpers there too. ?

    • Reply Jo May 10, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Oh I hope so Diana. I really love how they grow veggies at school too so they’re quite enthusiastic about the whole process. They’re dags but very lovable πŸ™‚ xx

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid May 10, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Hello Mrs Green Fingers! That looks like so much fun and I love how Molly got in on the action too. I’m a serial plant killer so I’ll be looking forward to all your tips, trick and can’t wait for the 6 week update!

    • Reply Jo May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

      Me too Sam! Lets hope I can prove Farmer wrong. I’m no round up fingers! lol! Molly is hilarious, she always wants to hang with the boys, no matter how rough they get. If they get outta line she ninjas them back and makes them cry – just what they need sometimes. Little cheekies! xx

  • Reply Jen May 10, 2016 at 11:43 am

    How much fun! I love that your babies are all about it and the photobombers crack me up! We were going to get a veggie garden planted but didn’t get around to it. With our heat here in July, it’s too late to start. Next year! Great captures!

    • Reply Jo May 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Yeah there’s some summer months we just have to forget about the whole thing because it’s redic hot! My 4 year old only has so much time with an activity then he does what we wants to do. They was no coaxing him for a photo. As for Molly she can’t bear to be out of the action. Funny cat! Thanks Jen xx

  • Reply peregrinationgourmande May 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Well we’ve missed you!!!! When I see you frozen in jumpers… I’m a little bit scared about what we’ll get when we come in 2 months… Love your hello bar, and very curious about the shop coming…. oh and I love the Ig feed down there too. So excited to meet you very soon!!!! I should try to find a flight for west coast and meet all the bloggers friends there…

    • Reply Jo May 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      haha! Good to be back Cathy but I can’t say I ever left as always jumped on the circle. I cannot believe I will see you in a few months – wooohooo! I see Australia stole you’re heart – it does that! xx

  • Reply Mum Of Five Girls May 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Can’t wait to see what awesome veggies you grow there!!

    • Reply Jo May 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Veronica. Me too, I’m hungry!! xx

  • Reply stephanie jefferson May 10, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    It’s quite satisfying to pick fresh produce off the the vines Jo! The boys will love it! I have a brown thumb, but we’ve been very fortunate with plants that grow themselves! x

    • Reply Jo May 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Oh I do like independant plants that show the love Steph. I have many failed attempts with rose bushes so hopefully veggies and herbs are a little easier πŸ™‚ xx

  • Reply Shannon@ my2morrows May 11, 2016 at 6:54 am

    So awesome to see the boys so into it all. I love the idea of starting with just 1 thing. We did that a few years ago with strawberrys and I really must get into it again. Looking forward to a progress update in the coming months! Xx

    • Reply Jo May 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      I’m hoping we can grow just one thing Shannon πŸ™‚ the seeds popped out that fast it was over and done with pretty quick LOL! We’ve planted strawberries so hoping to make daiquiris kid’s fruit bowl real soon xx

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