I am so lucky my DH gave me a lovely digital camera for Christmas, and I have been getting used to it by taking photos of our garden. You will get an idea how dry it is, and why I was so upset when I accidentally left the tap on and we lost one whole tank of water. (reliant on tank water).
Despite this my garden is growing, my new seedlings are taking. It is a work in progress, and fencing things to save them from the possums, wallabies, potaroos, bandicoots, and birds, has been a on going learning curve.
The netting over the raspberries is working well. We have been eating raspberries from our garden. We have also been feeding the neighbours chooks, and getting eggs and some raspberries from their vines too. I picked a kilo to share for Christmas lunch.
One of the covers over the cherries is fine, but the other cherry was invaded by a mother black bird and her three young, we evicted them and felt we had sealed the net up well. Only to come out the next day to find little birds in the cherry tree. Still we did end up with a lovely bowl of cherries from this tree, which we also took to share with family Christmas day. Much sweeter (if smaller) than the bought ones.
I love living in my beautiful home, and environment.I have been picking raspberries(only a small handful so far) and they are not very sweet as we have not had a lot of sunshine lately, so sugars have not risen so well. Lots of flowers and sunshine coming..The strawberries on the other hand have been great, over 1Kg so far. My potatoes are giving us lovely new potatoes. I have been doing a bit of bandicooting and we have been enjoying, with home grown parsley or mint. Tess the horse is doing a fine job of eating the long grass, but I will still need to have someone slash some areas. At least my fruit trees may be safer this year.My vegie garden is very basic as far as structure goes, but the plans to improve it over winter and put better quality wire fencing around. Put some pathways, and get the beds sorted properly. I finally managed to net the two cherry trees today, the blackbirds were not happy..lolMy DH is giving me a digital camera for Christmas, so I will be able to put up more up to date photos. The photos on the blog so far are from last year, springtime. Well it is nice to have some where to share images of my home and area
I love where we live. The beautiful island state of Australia, Tasmania.
I aim to produce much of the vegetables, herbs, and fruit that we eat. I also aim to make most of the gifts we give.
I use organic principles and try to minimise as best the foot print we are leaving for the future.
I love to cook,with home grown or with local fresh ingredients that are seasonal.
I am a huge fan of the slow food movement, grow your own, and seasonal cooking. I love to share with people.
Having a laugh is important to me. Life is to short for holding onto negatives.
In fact life is to short to not have fun, laugh and chase your dreams.
Our life is about the simple pleasures watching sea eagles soar, the river, the sunset. The birds, frogs and bugs that abound in our garden.
Simple pleasures that we have created, our home a sanctuary.
I have contentment, joy and a very good life!
I am very aware that not all people experience what I have, and this saddens my heart. We are so fortunate to live in a place that is free, safe and rich!
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The views expressed on this blog are mine, unless otherwise noted and I will always endeavor to acknowledge the source. One exception may be with recipes, as some of these as any decent cook knows come down through family and friends. If I know where the recipe comes from I will provide the source.