On the plus side, I did manage to plant 50 tomato seedlings grown in newspaper pots last week, which I was so pleased to do. My dream is to one day grow enough tomatoes to bottle, and, being occupants of a shady property I figure the more plants the better in the hopes of getting (abundant, shhh, don't want to jink it) fruit! Let's hope so, anyway..
In between times, we have been eating loads of leeks from the garden, along with carrots and silverbeet. In fact, I cleared a bed in preparation for some tomatoes and in the process filled the fridge! Don't you just love 'shopping' from your own backyard? My favourite way to use up assorted garden offerings is still our ever trusty standby, garden harvest fried rice...
Checkheaton baby 4 ply merino. With little time or patience to spend on a detailed pattern right now, I followed the 'colour as the focus' line of thinking. I'm really liking variegations in this yarn!
Poppies are arriving. Whoop!
The 11yo and I each had a stall at a local market today. It was great fun as her chum came too, as well as The Chum's mum, my good kefir sharing friend who is also a wonderful vegetable gardener. She also happens to make the most divine pot pourri, all grown without chemicals in her own garden and dried with the utmost care. We enjoyed sharing a stall together..
It was so nice to sit and catch up, do a spot of Christmas shopping and enjoy each others company. The time just seemed to disappear!
It's been nice to fire up the little chiminea again and cooking in it is such fun!
Today it was pizzas. A batch of dough made with 600g of flour is enough to make four medium thin crust pizzas for us..just right for a garlic one for a starter, one for the tweens to share, a mamma creation and a pappa one to his liking! With enough for lunchy leftovers the following day. ;) I honestly can't remember the last time we ate a takeaway pizza!
'Smoke signals' are always the highlight of such dinners. No sooner is the chimney lit, there are hands stuffing twigs in there, waiting for them to heat up and start to burn, only to extinguish them to form the much loved 'signals' to wave about in the breeze. One of the many benefits of eating outside, which we are loving doing with some warmer weather making an appearance here lately.
Enjoy the weekend out there, people! (Are things crazy busy at your place too?)