So first thing I took the wonder dog for his walk and game in the morning, in the rain.
I realised that I needed to get my bare rooted nectarine tree I purchased the day before on my trip to Hobart, into the ground quickly. I noted it had buds forming. I had the almond and a lilac that I had taken from the front of the house(driveway entrance east gets little morning sun and that is all), to put in the back yard, west facing. So off course I decided to get these done first.
Wonder Dog catching the ball, (not taken yesterday, as you can see the sun is shining, but I love this shot)
I removed the walnut and nectarine that had not survived the lack of water last summer and too much water now, and planted the nectarine and lilac in their places. I also dug a hole for the almond to go in the chook run, to provide the chooks when they arrive, some shade. Trees planted.
Lilac bush transplanted to new home
hmm what was it I was going to do today?
The dog was having fun out side so I played with him, in the rain, as it was drizzling off and on as I did all the planting.
I noted that the raspberry patch needed to be weeded and the canes from last year cut back. So I did this, as it really needed to be done right at this moment. Their is already great growth on the new raspberry canes, and I must wire them up a bit better this year.
So after this I weeded some of the flower beds a bit, and sowed some parsley seeds, as you have to keep parsley seeds moist, and it was raining again, so perfect time to sow them. In went triple leaf and Italian parsley.
One of the possums that comes to visit us, at the kitchen window. It is an old photo but show you their dexterity, and cuteness. (I love them but they do a like to nibble on my plants)
Funny there is something at the back of my mind I was going to be doing today, what was it?
Having sown the parsley directly out side and some flower seeds, I thought I should plant up some more seedling punnets. I have planted climbing tomatoes Black Krim, Black Zebra, and Wapsipinnicon Peach, along with Rockmelon French Charentais, so my hope chest is filling again, and I have replanted my beans quite a variety.
What a handsome Scarlet Robin.. he was watching as I weeded
This is looking NE up the Huon River in a general direction towards Hobart, one of my routes to work/Hobart takes me along the river, the following shots were taking at about 6:30am as I was heading to Hobart 70kms away to do some shopping. Don't ask why I was leaving at this time, especially as even eating breakfast on the way, I discovered the shops don't open till 9am in Hobart. So wondered about for 45mins.
The photo on the left is looking across the river the sun is just coming up but we are looking west here. I am not sure which mountain range these are. The road is very windy it takes between 45minutes to an hour.
Below some people fishing down in ront of our place
I really do not want to hit any of the wild life well maybe a rabbit would not be a bad thing....
We do not have wombats or Tasmanian devils in our area.
Very little house work has been achieved today..ah well it will be there tomorrow and so will I..lol