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.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
It is the first of June and I have cherry blossoms?
Sounds normal for this time of year, but hey I live in the Southern Hemisphere! It is just the tip of one stem, but there were some blossoms on the branch.
I picked a lovely bunch of flowers today, wall flowers, wattle,
red saliva, purple one and
lovely daisies, white and yellow centered one of my favourite flowers. This does not look that much like a winter garden with wattles flowering.
It was the first day of WINTER down under and we are down under down under! I know it has been a mild Autumn, this proves it. Bulbs are already up and I even have some broad beans flowering. I am still getting tomatoes of a bush that is protected by a very large red flowering geranium, which is again protected on two sides by the house.
My capsicum plant has 3 tiny capsicums on it but it is the 1st day(well now its the 8th) of WINTER! What is going on? They are still hanging in there, and are slightly bigger now.
Perhaps my garden is picking up on my desire to be planting out and producing food, oh why does my body feel it is springtime here not winter..only 12 weeks till Spring (well another 4 or so for us to really be in spring). Cabbage with borage flowers still flowering.
I still have peas to get into the garden. Sweet peas, I want to plant heaps of them this year, they are so pretty and scented. Lots of green peas, and snow peas, sugar snaps...yummo.
Okay it is official in the local newspaper today, a small article saying that the Royal Botanical Gardens of Hobart were also experiencing plants flowering and new growth throughout Autumn of plants that normally do not do this. Just glad to know it is not just my little patch that is out of whack.
Climate change is certainly present in my garden right now.
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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