Organic gardening, using water wisely, local fare, slow food movement fan, reuse, recycle, reduce waste spending and needs.Cooking from scratch, building up communities. Caring for each other.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Our Garden and some of our home grown produce
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 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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