....... is that you have the best of both worlds.
Adolf and the Cook are busy establishing lawns and a vegie garden while figuring out what to keep and what to 'garage sale' as we go from a bloody big house to a small but comfortable place on a quarter acre.
42 km from the city centre and three minutes from the nearest farm supplies business.
The train trip to the city centre takes 55 minutes and costs each way, wait for it, $1.20 so you're nuts to take a car.
Yesterday Adolf wandered about a couple of garden centres looking for fertiliser. Ammonium sulphate along with some high NPK with trace elements. The prices were just too high at $25 for 5 kg of ammonium sulphate and $35 or so for 10kg of some fancy 'organic' crap that looked and smelt like blood and bone with a bit of urea chucked in.
So, it was off to the farm supplies joint for a $40kg bag of Nitrophoska Blue $80 and a 20kg bag of ammonium sulphate $40.
That will last about a year. It's no wonder they grow good wine grapes in the Barossa. The soil here is pretty bony and after five weeks digging and scraping I found my first worm yesterday. In honour of the day's events it was named Hillary Calvert. Anyway, Hillary was shovelled up with a bit of soil and placed in the half full compost bin where she can multiply hermaphroditically (a polite way of screwing yourself) to her heart's content for a few weeks.
Do you know, they actually sell packets of live worms in garden shops!!! I kid you not.
February 1 in history
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