October obs

1st week of October - hatchling Wood Ducks out and about at Eyre Park. 4 th Oct - First Diamond Back moth sighted. 5th Oct - first Orchard Swallowtail spotted in the garden. Twenty-eight Spotted Bugs around the garden. 6th Oct - First cicada heard in the garden. I thought I heard one yesterday while … Continue reading October obs

Spinach Head

With the threat of eating too much of thisĀ  . . . and turning into one of these . . . I recently harvested a bunch of greens to blanch and freeze for easy additions to breakfast meals and other dishes we might prepare throughout the course of a week. There are some objections to … Continue reading Spinach Head

Wattle

It's that time of the year for a haircut. This prized possession in our backyard isĀ Acacia longifolia. In our part of the world it is a declared weed because it has become naturalised and grows quickly in our sandy soil. Too good to be true! But it gets better. Our rabbits eat the leaves and … Continue reading Wattle

Red Mustard Seed Harvest

The stunning image of the Red Mustard leaves in our front garden had waned to one resembling more of an unkept garden. But now the seeding plants have been harvested and hung to dry and the garden is a little more 'normal'. These plants gave us many leaves for salads and for cooked meals. They … Continue reading Red Mustard Seed Harvest

Gran’s Diabetic Garden

I didn't take a photo for you - but I thought it was glorious. Painted with words my dinner, presented to the family last night was Turmeric Basmati Rice with a Rogan Josh Curry. Freshly blended spices that were so fragrant, intense, pure, exotic. The aroma was alluring. The rice a warm yellow/orange. The curry … Continue reading Gran’s Diabetic Garden