This is the bamboo ladder I made from harvested bamboo and old shoelaces (don't mind the plate of coffee grounds drying for the quails). It's a great ladder for our towels especially considering we didn't have to spend a cent, just our time and energy. It does shear a bit though. Any ideas how to … Continue reading Bamboo ladder
We don't only swap garden produce...I learnt a new term at the last swap...tussie-mussie. Just in case it's also new to you, it is a posy or a small flower bouquet. Actually, it is only new to me but the term originated in the 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria (according to Wikipedia). … Continue reading Tussie Mussie
We go through about a bottle of 2L milk every 5 days or so in our household. That's not a lot as we try to drink less milk; can't totally cut out as the kids prefer not to have soy, especially when taken neat. But that's a discussion for another day... So for those of … Continue reading Plastic milk bottles
I wrote about using toilet paper tubes to raise seedlings a few months back. I've received feedback that the toilet paper tubes are not very stable, i.e., can't stand on their own. So I experimented a different way of folding them and I think they are better now. I just fold the corners outwards instead … Continue reading Improved toilet paper tubes!
This update is 1 week overdue but I have a very good excuse...spring is here and I've been out in the garden most of the time! It was a quiet swap with a few interesting items, including a 'tussie mussie' (flower posy) from Ros (see last picture). If you would like to learn how to … Continue reading August 2013 Swap