Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Wax Eyes

Only a few apples remain on each tree. 

On bitterly cold days like these, every last morsel is being enjoyed.





Saturday, 20 June 2015

June

A month of stark contrasts.



A good harvest of beets, becomes pickle to die for.


Perfect early winter carrots



A visit from PGG Go Organic class



Our forest garden, in it's infancy, covered in Friday's snow. 



My daughter in the valley

Monday, 15 June 2015

The essential ingredient



Hummus - the essential ingredient we should all be getting right.

Watch it.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Nutrient Dense Food..


Much of the food we consume, say from supermarkets, even our own gardens, is nutrient low. Some would say nutrient deficient. An apple for instance grown conventionally may have only half the nutrient values it should have.

This really fascinates me. I want to grow nutrient DENSE food. Don't you?

I've started learning how to do this, and I want you to learn too.

It all starts with the soil... stay tuned.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Reflection is a wonderful thing



I spent years painting. Years and years. It was a big part of my life, something I loved and would like to take the time out to try again.

Is there something you'd like to try your hand at once more?

Monday, 18 May 2015

Honey from our hive..

Smoker
We've got the bug.

These little creatures are so fascinating, once you begin to learn about them - there's no turning back. For us anyway.

Yesterday we tasted our own honey, made from our own bees, which sit under our lounge window.

It's was like pure syrup from the sun.

Bee Club started last week, with a big turnout.
Here's the facebook page Geraldine Bee Club


Our queen bee

Our own honey - no other honey tastes the same.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Seed showering...

Foxglove gone to seed
Now is the time to scatter seeds to your hearts content, if you haven't already done so.

Many plants are naturally setting seed now, before sending their energy underground for winter.

Take a stroll. When you find something you love that's gone to seed - sprinkle scatter or shower them absolutely everywhere. You'll thank yourself next year.

Some plants lean over naturally to set seed. Gently clear the ground of grass or weeds underneath where they lean, and they'll reproduce in that spot too, without any further work from you.
Phacelia seed pods


Monday, 4 May 2015

Mad about Bees? Bee Club starts next week!

If you're as keen on bees as we are then you'll be coming along to the new 'Bee Club' starting up in Geraldine! Thanks to local bee keeper Gavin Oliver.

Meet at the Geraldine Catholic Church rooms (Peel St), 7pm next Wednesday 13 May.

See you then!

(No bee keeping skills necessary, just a love of bees)