Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A new variety of tomato to the garden, "Green Zebra"
it is a Heirloom Tomato, it will be interesting to see if it cross breads with the other tomatoes,
I will take seeds and plant on the next moon cycle of planting!!!
It has pale green flesh and a mild flavour low acidity.

The beans has started to crop well sins the weather has started to warm up, and the first sugar loaf cabbage of the season.
I finally got around to put electricity and fluro light in the garden shed, and tidy up as well!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

To day we had a visit from the air-conditioning company to install some diverters plates in the ducting, this has been going on since late January this year, we have 2 systems as the house is rather a long house, one of the systems have been running without any problems, the other one we have had no end of trouble, in the heat of the Queensland summer with high humidity we could not cool our bedroom or my office below 28C on a hot day, the family room and kitchen was fine.

The A/C company changed hand late last year and the new owners just didn't want to know any costumers with a current warranty!!!

We have had 3 visits from the technician without having any thing done, the last visit 6 weeks ago and he said the office will phone you in a couple of days to arrange the installment of the extra equipment, nothing happened, I chased it up again late last week and finally the problem have been fixed, and plenty of air is now coming out of the register in both the bedroom and my office, apparently the system had never been balanced?
lets hope that is the last of it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Well the long awaited rain finally arrived over night we had 34 millimeter of rain, the tank is full whereas yesterday it just dieseled, barely sufficient to make any impression on the water gauge.
The garden looks sparkling and refreshed this morning, and the pool is overflowing ready for a back flush, great start to spring!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hi Linda
Thank you for the comment on the Toamccicum?
comments are always welcome, at least I know some one reads my Blog Spot.

In Fact to any other readers and followers, I would like comments and questions!!
so that I am are more aware of how many readers I have as well as their interests.
The Viking ( GD)

To day is fathers day. As usual we have a different breakfast as from the rest of the week. As I had started to plan breakfast in my mind, Gemini was very firm about only having a soft boiled egg and a slice of buttered Rye. She told me that I had to watch my sugar level!!,

I reluctantly agreed thinking that I would make up for it at dinner.

I will be cooking a Lamb Shoulder slow roast a la Jamie Oliver.

Already having planed to make an other Brie for the Cave, later to go into the deep freezer for later use over the festive season.

Surprise surprise; soon after returning from Woollies with 6 liter of milk and just started the cheese making process I hear people coming through the front door (which is open most of the day when we are home), shouting out Happy Fathers Day, the Brisbane and near by based kids with a Friend turned up with morning tea, Bread rolls, Danish Pastry etc.

All organised a few weeks ago between the gang and Gemini, therefor the reason for the light breakfast only!!!!!

In addition to all goodies we had to break into a couple of the hard cheeses that are just about ready, and they passed with flying colour.
I will still have the Lamb Roast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In addition I think I have scored well.
They all went home with a supply from the veggie garden as well as some cough mixture from the herbal dispensary.

well here is a possible freak of nature, the square tomato Gemini picked yesterday on the berry cross tomato vine, in amongst the Tomato's I also grow miniature Capsicum?

I don't know if a natural cross pollination has happend, but the tomato is shaped like a capsicum and upon cutting it open it has a hollow space like a capsicum and the seed cluster was also shaped like a capsicum but tasts like a tomatoe.

the flavour is extremely rich and sweet, and the colour is reader than a normal tomato,

I have taken seeds for propagation, it will be interesting if I have stumbled on a new variety of

(let us call it a) Tomacicum