Nourish: I thought I would share something that I chanced upon here this blog is enchanting and an absolute "feast" for the eyes....I spent way too much time scrolling through all of her posts...the photos are just mesmerising...I love it...nourishment for the soul !!
Prepare: I thought I had prepared my harvested pumpkin for storage....I left them outside for 10 days to dry then bought them inside and stored them in the laundry cupboard...that was two weeks ago...I noticed this morning that they are growing fluffy fungus on the stalks...I think it is too warm in the laundry....have read that you can wax the stalks so I am going to remove the fungus and coat the stalks with organic beeswax....hope it works...anyone else ever had this problem?
|horrible fluffy fungus growing on the stalks of my pumpkins....all suggestions welcome.|
Have added new mushroom compost / soil mixture to a few empty garden beds to prepare them for the autumn / winter planting....hopefully lots of goodies sprouting here very soon.
|two beds almost prepped and ready for planting...just need a nice day to get out there and do it.|
Green: As always am avoiding plastic wherever possible...juice and milk are in cartons, all food is stored in glass jars...even only buy take away drinks in glass bottles.....still haven't found a way to totally avoid gladwrap......will keep trying to come up with options...wish they made recycled plastic wrap...now there's an idea !
Grow: Have my seedlings waiting patiently to be planted . Baby capsicums were pickled , filled and bottled....last of the tomatoes have been put in the freezer...things are a little quiet in the garden this month......the lone fig however now has many friends....hopefully all will ripen up soon...
|Lettuces, beetroot, broccoli, silver beet.. ,all waiting patiently in the greenhouse..|
|Onions , leeks, kale and chard .... bugs have already attacked the kale .....hopefully it will be okay when planted..|
|The first ripe fig....the start of things to come....he looks a bit like an ant eater... !!|
|Finished the knitted cushion from March post....a gift for my daughter.|
|I don't know.....kind of cute but also disturbing !!|
|This one seems a little cruel...don't know how they got him into that little jumper...he doesn't look terribly impressed|
|He looks like he is saying...okay you've had your fun, know get me out of here !!|
|Then you see gems like this.....how beautiful does this look outside...|
|Quite a bit of feather loss on this poor girl.,...not sure if its moulting or hen pecking|
Enjoy: April was a lovely month...Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year....the smell of wood smoke in the air as everyone around lights their open fires....we had a lovely trip to a winery...then celebrated my son in law's 30th birthday at a micro brewery in Mornington..a sunny afternoon.....beer tasting paddles and woodfired pizza's ...my man was in heaven.....needless to say I drove home !!
Hope everyone out there enjoyed April as much as I did.....May is our birthday month....my two daughters and step daughter all celebrate this month.....keep warm and stay happy !!