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© 1984 - 2023 Adrian Tritschler
© 1984 - 2023 Adrian Tritschler
outside it's dull and grey and wet and a pair of Red wattlebirds are feeding in the neighbour's treeThey’re in the Japanese maple, bouncing the branches about and shaking water off the tree, spiders or sap, not sure what they’re eating  Red wattlebird
there's a Grey butcherbird sitting on the fence about 3m away outside the window, but the new windows with flyscreens mean no photos Grey butcherbird
An hour of shovelling and I've covered the citrus garden bed with wooodchip mulch from the neighbour's tree
Is it garden or house? Either way, I suspect we have a possum in the roof space above the kitchen – noisy scratching, and definitely unwanted
wandering around the garden examining the autumn fungi and falling leaves, we found a huge case-moth case hanging in a bush
The three tiny pumpkins all died, rotted and fell off so we've pulled out the plant – so much for the pumpkin crop
the 2023 eggplant crop consist of one small purple eggplant, ripening nicely, but only a bit bigger than a golf ball
there are still a few green tomatoes in the garden, I suspect nothing more will ripen now that its getting cooler
A solid two hours of mowing and gardening, destroying the mower in the process – mangled the blade on a concrete cover
I grabbed a double handful of tomatoes while we were visiting the house, they're doing well considering the lack of watering
builders had turned off the watering system tap so the vege. garden is all dried up, but harvested some toms
I have harvested the second tomato! Fingers crossed that the weather stays warm for long enough that the rest ripen up
colour starting to appear in some of the tomatoes and all the plants have collapsed as our stakes are too slender and soil too shallow
garden renovation destruction – all the beds against the house stomped down to ground level during building worksThings they don’t tell you about home renovations – the casual destruction of the garden and surrounds!
a relaxing half hour cutting back the overgrown grass along the front edging, until driven inside by the mosquitoes
there's a scarily large European wasp buzzing around the outside of the house, I'd better check it can't get in and hasn't started a nest European wasp
two blissful nights of no feral ginger cat, then it was back at 5am and again just now, prowling around and yowling, trying to get back under the house
Under the house may finally be cat-proof again… or at least cat-resistantAfter spending a couple of hours on Saturday & Sunday I’ve reattached all the weatherboards and base-boards that the restumpers removed to get access — I may not have done it well, but there don’t seem to be any holes left for the feral ginger cat to get in through. It appeared twice yesterday evening on the back porch and back garden, but bolted off when we approached. First night in four or five days it hasn’t woken me between 2-5am yowling under or around the house.
the Just Joey and Charles de Gaulle roses are flowering and look near perfect in the light misty rain
A very large pile of muddy part-rotten red-gum timber house stumps are lying on the front lawn… must get around to moving them soon
woken again by yowling cat outside; either the neighbours still let theirs out or we've another local feral one
the new Freesias are flowering – paid a bit more for red & blue bulbs, seems I got ordinary pink & yellows, oh well
Callistemon out the front has started flowering, so every second woman who walks past snaps off a flower, or a few flowers, or a small branch
old mate has a different iced coffee bottle today, still lobbed over the fence from the park into the back garden
Finally got around to cutting down the trunk of the dead birch tree on the south of the house, two left still growing, until the next heatwave
While having lunch a Grey butcherbird landed on the porch railing and watched us through the window, while singing and shouting at the cat Grey butcherbird
The front lawn and path are absolutely covered in dozens of snails, I have no idea where they all came from
There’s not much more I can add to who I am.
Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.