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, 9 May 2009
what on earth happended to April!
Well cool and wet down here today but I have been out to take some pictures of the garden. Things are growing relatively well and you will see my devices (mostly from tip shop) to try to thwart bugs.lol
The silver beet is as you can see growing fantastically, I have sold several bunches at the produce market, people seem to love the tri colour of the stems.
Broad beans are in same area and are doing well though I do have to put some string about them to stop them being blown about to much in the wind. I have also put in some tree onions in this plot, and a mesculan mix, and one or two other things um fenugreek hmm( I have to improve with putting lables about what is growing where.
I have picked my very first saffron from my crocus two have flowered but sadly my DH accidentally threw out the first three i had drying. Second lot are in a safe place. Such a pretty flower.
Still getting some tomatoes and zucchinis off the plants.
Under the netting are my brassicas. Cabbages, Cauliflowers, brussel sprouts, and broccoli.
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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