Life has been moving at a hectic pace for me lately, hence my absence from blog posts. I have been taking photos to share but then haven't found the time to do a post, so this one has quite a few photos.
Our garden is producing loads of little tomatoes, I have been giving them away left, right and centre to whoever will take them.
An abundance of Capsicum (bell peppers) as well that I have chopped up and frozen for use in casseroles and the like in Winter.
I thought I might share the recipe for the shake that I have been preparing everyday for a while now. This hopefully helps to keep me healthy and usually I make it for lunch as it tends to be filling.
1 cup milk (I use Pura Heart Active, lowers cholesterol)
3 tbspns of natural yoghurt
some mixed berries
1 teaspoon LSA (linseeds, sunflowers & almonds ground up)homemade recipe here
3 capsules of fish oil or flax seed oil (I pierce and drain the oil)
1 tspn honey (I use manuka for it's healing benefits)
Blend all together for a couple of minutes and consume.
My breakfast every morning for the past few years has been and continues to be;
freshly squeezed orange juice to which I add 2 teaspoons of Psyllium husks for extra fibre, this helps to lower cholesterol.
And PORRIDGE (oatmeal)
with honey for sweetening and pura heart active milk with a teaspoon of LSA sprinkled over.
My hair, skin and stomach problems have definitely improved and I have been given the thumbs up by the doctor and passed the 46 - 52 year old free health check with flying colours. So at least I know that I am doing something right. I find myself consciously thinking about what I eat now and hopefully I can squeeze some exercise into my life. I have lost quite a bit of weight and have roughly another 5 kilos (11 pounds) to go.
These are my first big tomatoes......can anyone tell me why they are splitting at the top? Not sure if it is too much or too little water or something completely different. These tomatoes are so sweet and as you can see I have something in my garden that likes to eat them too!
Warning: the next picture may offend some.
Our hens hatched chickens a few months ago and out of them were five roosters. It has been bedlam in the chook house so now the roosters are residing in the freezer awaiting to be eaten and the hens are all happy and peaceful again lol.
We spent the Easter break in beautiful Port Lincoln.
This view is from the SES tower that we were privileged to have a look at (it is used to spot bush fires as Port Lincoln and surrounding areas get their fair share of them, see here). Five years ago 9 people died in one of these wildfires.
It was very windy up on Winters Hill.
But the views were amazing although there was a bit of haze around.
We even got a chance for some kayaking on a beautiful Autumn morning at nearby North Shields where were staying. It was lovely first thing in the morning down on the crystal clear beach.
Later in the day Hubby and ds went fishing in a friends boat and caught some lovely big salmon that were cooked up for tea/dinner.
The night before we came home there was lightening and thunder with 22mls (88pts) of rain. Not much fun in a leaky camper trailer. The rain eased off at around 1am thank goodness.
We arrived home safely to our dry little block where all the gardens were in need of a drink, as we missed out on the rain again.
Tomorrow I hope to catch up on a few jobs that need doing around here.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods,