Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pottering and Meandering.....

Hello there!

I don't seem to have much to blog about at the moment with the holidays in full swing, we are happy meandering through each day, the boys are having massive sleep ins so are really only getting a bit over half days to do things in ( but they do like to stay up at night, they are becoming nocturnal I think, or vampires!).

I have been pottering around in the garden, so I thought I'd show you how some of the vegetable patch is getting on. The photo above is a view over my main vegie garden, with carrots in the foreground and my sweetcorn bed at the back, also can see some of the huge zucchini plants.

The sunflowers are well over my head and beautiful, so summery!

The sweetcorn has gone off this year and produced a great crop of cobs, they should be ready to eat soon, yum!

Another thing that has grown really well this summer is this stuff, perpetual spinach, which is a cross between silverbeet and english spinach, it looks like silverbeet and tastes and cooks like spinach, delicious! I am told it should keep going for about 5 years if we keep picking it, pretty good value I reckon!

The zucchinis have gotten away from me this year. I keep finding these monsters under the leaves That I swear weren't there the day before, this is a collection of big whoppers that are destined for the chooks! I picked around 12 that were good eating size so I'll be looking for recipes to use them up.

This is what I collected for dinner today, I'm making fried rice with most of it, the potatoes might wait till tomorrow.

On the crafty front, I am trying to work out a pattern and write it down, not my usual way of working but I would like to make more of these toys, and maybe share a tutorial down the track.

So what happening at your place?
Have a great day!


  1. Oh what I would do for sunshine and warm weather.

    Please know you can post your picture here finished or not on my new Crafty Links blog for everyone to see. The colors are so nice. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve.

  2. Hey Jules, what a green thumb you have........ I've never heard of the perpetual spinach, great idea, might keep an eye out for some. I do love my silverbeet.
    Gorgeous colours you've chosen for your latest crafty endeavour.........
    A tutorial would be great.

    Claire :)

  3. Oh Yum!! Your veggies look wonderful! When my two are off from school they like to stay up really late also. And then sleep half the next day away. They miss out on the beautiful mornings... Can't wait till springtime arrives here. :)

  4. Oh, Im soo jealous, I was picking things for dinner like that last year, but the rain this year has led to not much going on out there.

    I am quite interested in the perpetual spinach too, need to look out for some.


  5. Your pictures of your garden are all that is keeping me going tonight! Here in Indiana, USA we are expecting up to 7 inches of snow in the next 12 hours! Wish I had some of those gorgeous sunflowers outside my window right now...I suppose I will just have to settle for crocheting and looking at your blog to cheer me up. Eat some of those yummy fresh veggies for me!


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