Watch the Birdy

Red-Throated Wryneck. Told you we’d get a front view! Photographed early this morning by Ems. I was still in bed! Cape Wagtail. Photographed Friday Streaky Headed Seedeater. Not the best shot but the first time I’ve seen this species the whole year. Greater Double-Collared Sunbird. Not sure of the ‘thing’ on its beak. Doesn’t feature … More Watch the Birdy

Bits n’ Bobs

  Continuing with my toilet roll seedling experiment. The roots of this butternut seedling have pushed through the damp cardboard and it’s now ready for planting out. Tomato seedlings coming along nicely. Butternut in seed modules. Sunbird visits a  Strelizia. One of the chickens may be suffering from what could be Merek’s disease ( a … More Bits n’ Bobs

Bits n’ Bobs

Garden Commodore photographed this afternoon. Nice to see them back again. My garden experiment. In an attempt to do away with seed trays I am having a go at planting in old toilet rolls. Add a little potting mix, sow the seed, gently pressing it into potting mix and cover lightly. Bio-degradable so there’s no … More Bits n’ Bobs

From a Distance

Three birds, on a cold winter’s day. Speckled Mousebird Glossy Starling Cape Wagtail. The Wagtail is an infrequent visitor to our spot and I initially heard her rather than saw her. Being quite  a small bird it took me a few moments to locate her. Ark

Bits and Bobs

After a cold snap a couple of days ago. Ice from the dog’s water bowl. …and from the water bucket outside the shed! Another raised bed made last week. This one is quite small but I didn’t have more wood on hand for anything larger.  I’ve fertilised it with waste from the koi pond and … More Bits and Bobs

Bits n’ Bobs

Every year around this time we are subject to scenes like this. We believe it is the burning of scrub on the koppie. Not pleasant! A few Sweet Potatoes I grew in an old dog biscuit bucket. Turned out better than I hoped. Adorabelle having a nap in the afternoon winter sun. In Silhouette. Hadeda … More Bits n’ Bobs