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Vegetable garden is going fine!

by cjj on November 11, 2014

Vegetable garden with early morning shadow. Vegetable garden. November, mid spring.

 

The vegetable garden continues to provide us with enough vegetables for our real food diet. As well as vegetable and meat meals and salads, we have a green smoothie every day. I love the fact that I can make it all from living vegetables that have been grown completely without man made chemicals. So far, our only fertiliser has been horse manure and organic mulch. On the advice of the local nursery man (Heemskerks in Tamworth) we’re switching to lucern mulch. He pointed out that it is much more nutritious for the plants than sugar cane mulch. (NTS: find a reference for this!)

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A Frosty Morning

by cjj on June 25, 2011

J was up early this morning and ventured outside. It was good of him to take the camera. Frosts are beautiful, and around here, and usually means a clear sunny day, which it was.

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How quickly does winter come!

by cjj on May 24, 2011

Today has been luxurious. Cold, wet and windy outside, warm and cosy inside. Except for the occasional venture to get firewood or photographs I know where I’ve been.

The sun came out this afternoon, just in time to let me get a matching photograph of one taken 12 days ago. I really like the changing seasons, it makes the garden very interesting. Always something different, but not very often is there such a dramatic transition as this one. Only 5 days ago we were sitting out there in comfortable weather, enjoying lunch with some relatives. We were looking at the shrivelled up green leaves in the tree. Today we’re locked up inside.

I am so lucky though, I can escape inside and spend most of my day doing stuff I like, and watching the world through my computer.

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Cooking in the back yard

by cjj on May 8, 2011

cooking in the back yard

Cooking in the backyard

I love this time of year. It is not hot, and not yet too cold to spend our evenings outside. Last week we had our fire burning all day so it was just natural to want to cook on it.
I have a bit of trouble when I cook. I don’t use recipes, I just look at what food I’ve got and throw a selection of it together. So sometimes it works, but other times it is a bit strange. Luckily, neither of us is too fussy.
I’m also not very good at cooking a meal until I’m hungry, so of course I want to cook it quickly. That might be why I’ll eat anything. I’m hungry!!!!

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The Pond .. day 1

by cjj on March 25, 2011

The pond

Our new pond, starting to take shape

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