The Hands-On Harvest

In our garden, the pumpkins are being harvested. We had about ten or so small pumpkins and a couple of larger ones. The smaller size is ideal for our family. The tomatoes are coming along well too. I have grown some of the best tomatoes I've ever grown this year. A combination I think of … Continue reading The Hands-On Harvest

Summer Seed Saving

With the nice dry weather of January and a couple of further weeks in the back room to ensure the seed harvest is completely dry, I finally got to sorting out seeds and cleaning them for storage. The bulk of seeds we will use over swales or as green mulch come Autumn. Throughout January I … Continue reading Summer Seed Saving

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence

Entering Bunuru

In our part of the world, the southern, south west coast of Western Australia, we have shifted into the Second Summer. Bunuru, according to local Noongar traditional wisdom is The Season of Adolescence and February on our modern calendar, is usually the hottest month of the year. For me though, it has dulled in its … Continue reading Entering Bunuru

Inner Harvest

I continue on my own personal food revolution . . . Though the picture above of our garden during late summer here in the Far South shows an indication of summer abundance, it is what grows between the crops that has interested me. Ripening pumpkins hang from vines or sit on carefully placed, tufted cushions … Continue reading Inner Harvest