Nourish: I was lucky enough to be invited to pick my fill of apples from a local orchard. Gave loads to friends and family, stewed and froze some and also added my own rhubarb and made a delicious crumble. Have an abundant supply of rhubarb running wild in the vegie garden so was great to put some to good use.
|Apple & Rhubarb Crumble ..... didn't remember to get a pic until it was almost too late.|
Prepare: Made a batch of tomato sauce from my tomatoes....not so many this year. I have another load on the kitchen bench as I write which will hopefully be turned into tomato relish this afternoon!
|Homemade tomato sauce....it's a little runny but still tastes good.|
Green: Two great books found their way into my hands. Free-cycled from one of the ladies at book club who was giving away several of her unwanted books. The Book Thief and Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela ..... I couldn't resist them and happily gave them a new home.
|Lemons that don't want to ripen...one is getting almost grapefruit size|
Planted out some additions to the vegie garden now that the summer crops are out. New bed for the potatoes.... and also planted out some snow peas, baby spinach and lettuce. Another two beds for Broccoli, Cauliflower and Leeks.
|Vegie gardens freshly planted....homemade trellis for the peas using recycled star posts and wire.|
Create: Haven't got to any of my creative projects this month with the exception of the novel. This is taking up quite a bit of time. Writing Group each Friday is very inspirational and motivating. Who knows maybe one day I will actually finish it .
Discover: It was really a re-discovery, but a beautiful day at the zoo reawakened my inner child... the majestic lions, elephants, gorilla's, birdlife and butterfly house. Just fabulous and a magical experience to watch my Gboy be enthralled with all that he saw. If only we could all see the world through the eyes of young children.
Enhance: Bookclub this month was Her Father's Daughter by Alice Pung. This is the second book we have had by this author. It's a little similar as they are memoirs but still quite a good read. Also on the nightstand I am eagerly waiting to read my daughter's copy of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. So many books .... so little time.!
|This months' book club read|
|The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.....just sitting there waiting for me to pick it up!|
Enjoy: So much to enjoy in March.... not the least the last of the good weather. We celebrated a significant birthday in the gardens at the Zoo....it's not everyday you turn 4. Several dinners out with friends, a 21st, an afternoon Tea to celebrate several birthdays...and a 50th where a little too much wine turned into everyone's worst nightmare ...Karaoke !!
|Birthday picnic at the zoo for the super GBOY !!|