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Showing posts with label harvesting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label harvesting. Show all posts

17 Apr 2017

Autumn April

As Autumn is finally here - weather wise - there’s been a few things happening around the garden and household.

Pruning,

propagation and planting,

harvesting - along with a little home produced craft and

the last flush of blooms.

Last Saturday we visited Murrumburrah/Harden and stopped by this place for lunch.

Some clever person made this to commemorate the cottage’s decade of trading after repair and refurbishment.

I spent much time looking at the handmade items there and even purchased one. A very nice lined and quilted sewing machine cover with a side pocket. It fits very well on my Janome Decor.


PC was very interested in the building itself and the original architecture.


Thanks for visiting!
Cheers,
Robyn Louise XO



15 Sep 2012

More harvesting and the mad cat

I collected these from the garden this morning and realised that I haven't posted any photos of the peas I've been picking as Miss13 and I have been eating them raw almost as soon as they are harvested!



It looks like a lot but by the time they are shelled there's about 3/4 of a cup. Another lesson learned -  3 metres of pea bushes is not enough for 3 people so if I double the rows it should be fine.



Absolutely nothing like the crisp sweetness of freshly picked!



It was chilly yesterday afternoon because of the wind and I think sitting in the kindling bucket  may have been Maddy's attempt to remind us we needed to bring in wood and light the fire in the combustion heater!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :).

Cheers,
Robyn

20 Aug 2012

Harvests and Homemade

Yesterday became a gardening day instead of a sewing day as DH finally decided to shift the dead peach tree out of the vegetable garden area. Sorry, no pics of that as I was navigating and guiding branches over fences. He also removed the lawyer thorn (local terminology here but we all know how prickly some lawyers can be - hence the name!) in the corner so I now have an area of about 4m x 5m  available for planting with vegetables or fruit vines *great big smile*.


I harvested some edibles too:


Globe radishes: Cherry Belle - top, Sparkler - bottom



Common Oranges - the trees with the thorny branches that are tough but yield big sweet juicy fruit!



and I'm waiting in anticipation for these to ripen...Mmmmmmm......


They are usually covered by wire mesh so the possum and the birds don't pre taste test them!


I've been promising Miss13 pizza for tea for ages and this time I remembered how long the dough takes to rise and had it ready so we had thick crust homemade ham and pineapple pizza for tea. It does look better than this but night time indoor photography isn't my forte, lol.



I also had some apples that were looking a bit tired so I made a German apple cake which turns out sort of like an apple slice. I misread the directions and sliced the apple quarters, instead of leaving them whole, but it looked quite pretty and made the texture different so I'll be assembling it the wrong way in the future too :).



Crosscut showing the layering.



It's nice like this but we ate it still warm with a lavish coating of hot custard! 
A nice finish to a busy day.


Cheers,
Robyn xo