“If it’s hot, it’s hot. If it’s dry, it’s dry. If it’s raining, it’s good.”

Happiness reigns because it is raining at last in the garden and the topic on everyone's lips in the country this week will be "How much rain did you get?" Unseasonal rain sounds like music. There's no angst about it because crops are harvested, so it's all about filling water tanks and dams or watering … Continue reading “If it’s hot, it’s hot. If it’s dry, it’s dry. If it’s raining, it’s good.”

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway”

A romantic country garden is a popularly held dream by many, an escape to a simpler, more relaxed way of life. In reality, though, it is a far cry from a gentle, passive, easy lifestyle because a rural landscape is magnified and intense in every way. The environment of farm life, the sun, the wind, … Continue reading “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway”

“Hope is one of the essential tools of a farmer or gardener.”

"You have to have a sense of humility when you grow plants-never forget that nature is in charge"Sebastion Bras How could we ever forget that nature is in charge when we live through such extreme weather conditions.? Smoke filled atmosphere from the fires burning many kilometres away, the continual chance of dust storms, no rain, … Continue reading “Hope is one of the essential tools of a farmer or gardener.”