We’re another week closer to the end of the year, and while I’ve been enjoying conversations on other blogs about northern hemisphere snowfalls, we have approximately zero chance of a white Christmas. In this part of the world, we should be getting into the first hot, sunny weeks of summer.
However, we have rain. Lots of rain. This means it’s not feeling particularly summery, or Christmassy, although some plants (particularly our rhubarb) seem to be loving the slightly warmer average temperature and constant watering. Almost all the crown pumpkin seeds we planted have now burst through their compost cover – along with quite a few nasty looking mushrooms (Panaeolus semiovatus, I suspect), for which I blame the compost mix.
But it’s not the kind of weather for us to go outside and fire up the grill. At least, not yet.
In the meantime, J found a really interesting blog called Self Sufficient Me – and they also have a really neat YouTube channel. It’s run by a former soldier called Mark, who’s returned to his family and small (by their standards) property in Queensland. There’s lots here that we can learn from.
So rather than spending more time writing about the countdown to summer, I’m going to grab another coffee, and head over to Mark’s blog instead. You’re welcome to join me!