Monday, 1 December 2014

Baby Galah Rescue

This unhappy baby probably tried to fly and fell out of the nest. 
He still cannot fly so would not survive on his own. 
After speaking to the wildlife rescue service we have put him in a cage next to our wild bird feed table. The adult birds visit him every day and he "talks" to them. 
We hope he will be able to fly in about 3 weeks and will rejoin his flock. 
If he is injured and unable to be released he will go to the wild life lady. 
She has a cage of galahs that have had injuries and cannot be released so he would have company.

Garden Visitors

There is always something happening in the garden.
The wattles are now loaded with ripe seed pods and it hasn't taken the parrots and galahs long to find them.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Repurposing Old Patio Umbrellas

Finally worked out a use for old patio umbrellas that were destined for the dump.
I would share my fruit with the birds if they didn't think their share was 99% of the crop!
The umbrellas make a great framework for bird netting. 
My apples are now safe from the parrots.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Just made a great curry and made the easiest mango chutney to go with it.
I had a mango that was fast getting over ripe so it was ideal.
I large mango peeled and chopped up.
A bunch of finely chopped spring onions.
A bare 1/3 cup dark brown sugar. ( don't overdo the sugar)
Juice of half a lemon.
2 tablespoons of a good quality white vinegar 
1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
1/4 tspn turmeric 
1/4 tspn ground cloves.
Place all the ingredients in a small uncovered saucepan and simmer over a low heat for approx 30 minutes. Stir often so that it doesn't catch. 
Cook till it resembles apricot jam in consistency.