Not quite intelligent enough for a coherent post, so have lots of captioned photos instead.
Homeschooling art and English: storyboarding with Mummy (who was working on AR storyboards)
Ru gets 3 birthday celebrations for her half-decade; one with us, one with Josh's side, one on Christmas Island when we get there
Tao and "Stumpy", a short-legged Japanese bantam cross chicklet who is no longer with us
Coop was getting overcrowded with broody hens, so we got a packing crate and a dog kennel for brooding and chick raising
Daenerys (Japanese bantam cross) with three of her four chicks (out of a clutch of 5)
Daenerys' 4th chick. All the chicks get into the vege patches regularly.
Henny Penny (Aracauna, aka Fricking Psycho) with her single chick
Chess (Pekin bantam) with her single chick
Ella (Aracauna) with 4 of her 5 chicks (out of a clutch of 6)
Tomato infestation tamed. Pumpkins still crazy and jumping the fences
Onion flowers are cool
We bought a banana tree. It's turning into a banana grove. And was half that size when we got it earlier in the year
Last season there was one single solitary mulberry. Now there are many.
Rosemary is getting big. Nectarine tree fruiting
Orangelet on the new orange tree
A mighty neighbourly grapevine. We're making a frame for it.
Highly photogenic toddler. I am completely unbiased ;)
Year before last, we got one single solitary mango. This year, it looked like three (from this photo). More recently, it seems like there may be 10+.
I don't usually go too far past the front raised beds, so didn't notice the lemon tree was finally fruiting
Zucchini. Lots of.