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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.

Monday, February 11, 2013

What's been happening?

Lots of pickings from the garden,

Watermelons, 
the biggest one weighed 7.9kgs (17.5lbs)


Mmmm yum!


Rockmelons...


Figs


into jam...


Nectarines



into jam...


Golden nugget pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicums and eggplants...



 Twenty five kilos of tomatoes (55lbs)
We picked these up for $1.00/kg


Into 
 tomato sauce 


 Homemade veggie pasties


 plus sauce equals yum!



Water bathing


Pasta sauce


One for the Valentines




 Homemade bread...


 from the recipe here



 The weather has been very warm to hot, but pleasant at the same time.  There is a feel of Autumn in the air, this makes me happy :D

I have been a bit time poor lately, hence my blog being a bit quiet. Summer has been a busy time this year with lots of preserving going on, and I will glad of a rest...


Do you preserve your harvest? 


xTania