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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Today...

As the frost finished off our tomato plants I decided to make some Green Tomato Pickles from the leftover green tomatoes.

Three kilo of tomatoes made ten smallish jars. 


Chopped...


 Bubbling away...


And into the jars...


The recipe I used can be found here:


My kitchen is smelling rather yummy at the moment :)

xTania





Thursday, July 12, 2012

This week

Some new babies...



 freshly laid, still warm egg...


Some reading...


 Baby bearded dragon...


Hubby came across this little fella when moving soil to the new garden beds,
We have found him a new home...


 The covered garden
to protect from frosts...


 It didn't work :(


 Minus 3.8 was just too much for some of our plants...


They have been cooked...



The new garden area...

Hubby has made some more beds and placed some tyres around for growing pumpkins, watermelon and the like come Spring time...

Death defying act of standing on the fence to take a photo eek!


with the older area...


Tuesday evening sunset...


 Wednesday morning sunrise...




We have had a lovely lot of rain over the last few days. 50.5mm (202pts) (2inches), which is a big boost for all the plants...The days have been pleasant with temperatures of around 20C (68F), not too bad for the middle of Winter.  Today is a beautiful bright sunny day :)

How has your week been?

xTania