The Soaking of the Soil

We have had recent rains these past weeks. Some decent, some not so decent. But the garden has been catered for, though it is starting to dry quickly now. The Rain Tanks are close to full though and we are utilising the greywater more efficiently. So I have allowed for a trickling of water to … Continue reading The Soaking of the Soil

Chocolate for Tuesday, Gran & Black Beans

Picture this - One night this past week,  . . . Mrs PP had dished a bit of salad out for Gran (you should read this post Gran's Diabetic Garden first) who then immediately and carefully, pushes the cucumber and lettuce to the side of her plate. While Mrs PP has her back to the … Continue reading Chocolate for Tuesday, Gran & Black Beans

Spinach Head

With the threat of eating too much of this  . . . 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 is 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