It's crazy how time flies lately. Not a lot of time has been spent in the garden as it's just so wet and cold, time to change my mindset I think.
We have had lots of sad times over the last few months, dealing with issues I never thought we would have to deal with so my beautiful family have taken precedence over everything else. Things are beginning to look up and my attention is starting to stray back to our garden and living simply once again.
Earlier in the week I visited our local nursery and purchased 2 rhubarb crowns, something I had been meaning to do in years past, they went straight in the ground and I look forward to watching them grow. I will be returning on the weekend to buy a few berry canes, I'm thinking raspberry and thornless blackberry. I used to have some other berries but they were in the wrong location and I was always getting hooked up in them, I cracked it one day and ripped them out.
I planted a heap of old seed that I had sitting around and was patiently waiting to see if any would grow, most never got the chance as Chia (one of our hens) got into my patch and dug up all the uncovered beds.
I don't even have any photos to share at this time but will take some soon I promise.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Last week I went to a workshop held by my lovely friend to learn about kombucha. I have tried and failed in the past with my own so it was really helpful to see someone making it and giving lots of tips. Well last night I got to pour off my yummy goodness into smaller bottles. I made an apple/ginger and a plum. I actually got a tummy bug a couple of days ago and was thinking how good this probiotic drink would be but it wasn't quite ready. That's what I thought anyway until my kombucha guru said to open a bottle and drink some anyway, so this morning I tried the apple/ginger with soda water and is was delicious! So excited to add such a healthy drink to my daily routine.
Some other things have been happening here on Brown's Hill, the vege patch has given us an abundance of zucchini, beans, cucumbers and tomatoes, My spaghettti squash is nearly ready and I picked the bush beans I have been drying for seed today.
Last week I also went foraging with a friend for blackberries and though it was a painful experience (one I remember from my teenage years) it was so worth it. After we spent a few hours with the blackberries, we went and picked mulberries. It was a huge day but I ended up with 14 jars each of blackberry and mulberry jam.