Category Archives: My Practical Side

  1. Grass/weed cutting time


    Monday 25 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Very soon I’ll be heaving the gas powered grass cutter onto my back for two solid days of tackling the …
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  2. Last of the winter veg


    Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the …
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  3. Broccoli plants


    Saturday 12 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    A little while ago we saw these beautiful flowers, and Joanne from My Life Lived Full mentioned wanting to see …
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  4. Cabbages…. my five year wait is over


    Sunday 28 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Never had a lot of luck or the right weather conditions for cabbages, but finally, I have some – yay! …
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  5. Something simple from the freezer


    Sunday 21 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    With three freezers full of homegrown produce, it’s a pretty regular occurrence that I delve into their depths with not …
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  6. Gotcha – Stopped that leak!


    Sunday 31 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who’s ever owned a house and had a leaky ceiling at some point or other? Most of …
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  7. Preparing that slow goat stew


    Saturday 23 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I was asked by Janey In Mersin (an Aussie expat in southern Turkey) about my method of creating that slow-cooked …
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