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, 3 January 2009
Welcome to my New Year! 2009
Well we are now into the third day of the New Year, and I must say I am feeling a great deal more positive than I have been. The downstairs bathroom, living area and kitchen are all lovely and tidy, and clean. So new resolution to take pride in my home, and myself have begun.
I am also happy to share with you that the rain tanks are filling..I would still like more rain, as the soil is still not really moist yet, but more water than we may have had for summer. Especially as I left the tap on..loosing heaps.
We have had to have the fire on the last two days, so cold, snow on the mountain range on Wednesday when I drove to work at 5;30am. Not sure how this unseasonal weather will affect the vegies, my tomatoes, egg plants, pumkins, and capsicums especially.
Finished picking the last few heads of garlic, and have some lovely large ones. I also took out nearly all the broad beans, as they were getting to big in the pods, and the wind had decimated them. So my poor old vegie plots are looking a bit tragic.
Raspberries going well. Second cherry tree hopefully will be ready to pick soon.
I hope to spend a couple of days in garden next week. When I take the dog out I usually end up doing weeding for a while..lol
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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