Bet you cant guess what we have been doing?
We spent a lot of this week working outside in the veggie patch. There were four wicking beds to set up and it was time to clean up some of the beds after summer.
I planted out some baby spinach plants.
My capsicums are the biggest they have ever been. These ones are starting to turn red.
Rhubarb ready to harvest again.
The first of my lemons to ripen.
Beautiful sunny days at the moment.
I like to take my little radio wherever I go, and the garden is no exception. Mostly I listen to ABC and learn heaps of interesting things while gardening. As a child I listened to the radio a lot while mum and dad were working in the paddocks at seeding and harvest time. It was my best friend.
Last Sunday we did a trip to my parents to raid their olive trees. We eat a lot of olives and dad and mum do not, so it means they would only go to waste. We saw a good opportunity to have an attempt at pickling them.
Found this leaf among the olives.
Cutting slits in them.
Into a salt brine. We are trying two methods. One straight into a brine and the other soaking in plain water. The idea is to remove the bitterness. This is a long process.
This is what my bathroom looks like at the moment.
Every day for twelve days we need to change the water in two of the buckets. The salt brine ones have to sit for a week before changing.
In the kitchen...
An old favourite, lemon slice.
Remember this crochet queen sized blanket I recently bought at an op shop? I showed it in this previous post. When I first got it home I thought it would be great to put in our caravan, but because of the colder nights I have needed it to keep us warm at instead. Here is its home for now, on our bed! It is wonderfully heavy and warm.
The fire has been on. Nice and toasty warm.
Photo shoot of all our Fire King collection for Instagram.
Another stunning sunset from Thursday night.
This couple were brilliant musicians and singers. Rod and Rhonda Owen.
To all you lovely mums out there, wishing you the happiest of Mother's days!
See you soon xx