Saturday, May 31, 2008

A busy day

I have had a very industrious day today and spent most of this beautiful weather outside. I decided that it was about time I set to in the vegie garden. It is very dry at the moment due to neglect, as until now I haven't really been motivated to get started. I set to digging out the old plants and preparing new beds. I have started my compost heap and have been doing some research about this. I piled in lots of leaves, horse, chook and pigeon manure, scraps and dirt. I have watered it down as it still hasn't rained. I will take a picture when the garden is all ready to go. Growing vegies is new to me so I am still learning. We had some success last year with silver beet, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, zuccchini, apple cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries. I am struggling to get the soil fertile enough, hence the compost. The water seems to disappear quickly so I will have to get myself some more mulch.

The picture below is one of my first sticheries and says, "May all your weeds be wildflowers."




This sunset was a lovely finish to the day.



Dinner was lamb stew with pumpkin dumplings served with toast. Due to the broken oven, I was unable to have dinner rolls.
Some sago cream for dessert. This is delicious served together with stewed or preserved fruit and is made in the microwave.



And lastly the place I look forward to going to tonight, I should sleep well after all that fresh air


Hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend.
Tania




2 comments:

  1. I love sago. That sounds like a great recipe.
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  2. That looks deliscious, it looks like my Nana's stew called "More". I dont know what the tradition of this is, but we love it. It has peas and corn and spaghetti in it just like this. You have inspired me to make a stew just like this, dumplings included!!

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