Thursday, January 31, 2013
Planting onions from seed under lights, to be transplanted into the hoop house in April. Also a look at the herbs growing in the Aerogarden and the seedlings in the new hydroponic garden.
Checkout Gary's Gardening Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/garygardens
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thank you Pru.
Flash mob in Amsterdam department store De Bijenkorf. The music is from Giuseppe Verdi's (1813 - 1901) opera La Traviata (1853): Libiamo ne' lieti calici. De Nederlandse Opera (DNO) celebrating the 25th birthday of the Muziektheater, 'de Stopera'
From Dutch TV programme NTR Podium (2-10-2011):http://ntrpodium.ntr.nl/page/opera
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Monty revels in the amazing flora that we've inherited from one of the most plant-rich zones in the world, including the strange King Proteus, South Africa's national plant. He also takes a journey to the Drakensberg Mountains to see some botanical treasures in their natural environment and traces the garden-story of the Dutch colonists who settled in South Africa in the nineteenth century. Gardens: 56. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town 57. Henk Scholtz's garden, Franschhoek near Cape Town 58. The Company Garden, Cape Town 59. Stellenberg, Kenilworth, Cape Town 60. Donovan's L'il Eden, Hout Bay, Cape Town 61. Kirklington, Ficksburg, Free State 62. The Savanna Rock Garden, Magaliesberg, Johannesburg 63. Brenthurst, Parktown, Johannesburg 64. Thuthuka School Garden, Tembisa Township near Johannesburg (supported by Food & Trees for Africa)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow falls as I feed the goats. Mio is always quite desperate to ensure that she gets the most. Kamel had a busy day as she got in a long butting match with Bob and then a shorter one with Mio. While Mia gently jumps on my back.
Thanks to youTube I can go all the way to Denmark for my goat fix. These are Boar Goats a meat breed and by the looks of their winter coats possibly a source of fibre too. They look almost like sheep.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
For downloads and more information visit:http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=64862
When Dutch super-trawler The Margiris was given the go-ahead to catch millions of dollars worth of fish in Australian waters, her owners didn't realise they were sailing straight into a bureaucratic nightmare.
This report charts the extraordinary course of events that culminated in the world's second largest trawler being left stranded and impotent thousands of miles from her native Holland. The Margiris' owners were assured by Australia that they had permission to fish its seas. "Literally what they said was, we will back you up no matter what happens, if you follow the rules. And we said we can accept that of course". But what the ship's owners hadn't counted on was a perfect storm of political protest that brought environmental groups and recreational fishers together in a campaign that even threatened to destabilise the Australian government. In a bold move, the government sided with the people and anchored the super trawler for good. "We've got no idea what the rules are now!" exclaims ship owner, Gerry Geen. So was this democracy in action, or political incompetence?