The beautiful weather has continued this week. It has been very cold at night and we have had to put the fire back on for a few nights.
Last Sunday we went for a day trip to the Farmers Markets at Wirrabara in the Flinder's Ranges. It was such a lovely drive with all the crops looking exceptionally good. It has been an excellent season for the farmers.
I snapped this on the way home.
I only had my phone, as I had left my camera at home...
The last time I took a photo of this little building in the paddock was after a huge bushfire had passed through. It was lovely to see the pretty canola crop looking so healthy.
This is how the native peach (quandong) leather turned out.
And totally tasty.
I am definitely going to make some more!
I tried something new.
Today I made a thick shake using quandongs for flavour.
This is really delicious!
A big amount of vanilla icecream, couple scoops of stewed quandongs and a little milk. Whiz until thick and well mixed.
This is my healthier milkshake using milk, yoghurt and quandongs.
Out in the garden I have been removing the dirt from the garden beds. This is a hard slog and feels like it is taking forever. My back is not what it used to be.
You can see the tree roots that are causing all the trouble in this bed.
This is why we are switching to barrels.
We went to Adelaide Thursday to pick up some more.
While we were in Adelaide we popped into Bunnings to look for a raspberry tree, but they didn't have any, so I came away with this one. Hope I have made the right choice and that it grows okay.
This is a cross between a blackberry and raspberry and called a Tayberry.
Anyone grow these?
The silver beet is looking brighter...
More yummy strawberries!!
The seeds I planted are mostly all up.
The bigger ones are special Greek cucumbers that my Greek friend gave to me. I cant wait for these to grow so I can show you what they look like.
This is how the lettuce and baby spinach is growing. I picked some of the spinach to add to a meal the other night.
Tomorrow we will be going to see my parents. The local agricultural show is on and our grandson is competing on his pony. A chance for the great grandparents to see him ride.
This week has really flown by and I haven't had a chance to post more photos of the fruit dryer. Hopefully I will get to it on Monday.
How was your week?