|Todays harvest from the Garden|
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Last months book was The Household Guide to Dying...as the title suggests the subject matter is a little morose, but written with black humour in an attempt to make light of death and all it involves.....not really my cup of tea.....but worth a read.....looking forward to hearing what the group think......hopefully next months book will bring more joy !!
Monday, 28 January 2013
|The lettuce and zucchini's, eggplants & capsicums|
|Some of the tomatoes...|
|This is the corn....not sure how it will go|
|The QLD blue|
Friday, 25 January 2013
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Well I have made the zucchini relish....a lot of zucchini's only made 5 small jars of relish...but it is really delicious...served with tasty cheese and crackers on a fruit platter...everyone gobbled it up and asked for more !! Not only first time making relish, but first time ever using produce from my own veggie garden......wonders will never cease.
Just waiting now for the multitude of tomatoes on the vines to ripen so that I get try my hand at tomato sauce, passata etc.... watch this space!
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Can't wait for the tomatoes, pumpkins, eggplant, strawberries, rhubarb, capsicums, lettuces and yes even corn !! All organic, no pesticides, just charlie carp fertilizer, lots of water and worm tea from my worm farm (which is going okay after a bad start) . Have a huge oversupply of zucchinis, trying my hand at zucchini relish (friends recipe) , see how it goes.
It really is a joy to produce your own food....who knew it could be so rewarding and so far quite successful....
Quick note on the baby chickens...doing very well, are now 5 weeks old...first time ever raising fertilized eggs....mother hen has been fantastic....she adores them...just hope they aren't roosters....could be a problem !!
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Happy New Year....I love the end of the old and the beginning of the new....It's all about fresh starts and new beginnings for me...saying goodbye to last year and all of the joy, difficulties, good times and not so good....thats what life is about. The dawn of the new year brings hope for beautiful days, good health for all and finding joy in the everyday. Simple things that form the tapestry of a life well lived. My mother celebrated her 80th birthday on 1st January...dad and all of us were there to celebrate this milestone...I feel so lucky to have both of my parents as many of my friends have neither mum or dad still with them...fingers crossed I have them for many years to come...enjoy the year whatever it brings.