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Friday, August 10, 2012

Lately...

Lately…

I am watching and waiting rather impatiently to harvest my garlic crop.



Making a Jamie Oliver inspired curry paste from scratch.


Feeding our hard working chooks spare greens from the vegetable garden.


Enjoying delicious pork and pumpkins home reared and home grown respectively, by my brother.


Planting seed and practising some writing with Annabelle and George as we prepare for our spring vegetable crop.


Planting out tiny purple broccoli seedlings, raised with love by a good friend.


I am still feeling very new and a little lost in this space but I am on Twitter.  

How has your week been?
What are you cooking?
Have you signed up for anything new lately?


27 comments :

  1. Jane, so many good things happening at your place! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Lizzy, and thanks for all the good Twitter vibes, I am not totally comfy there yet but I am working on it!

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  2. Sounds lovely down your way! :) Planting seeds is so nice, especially when you come out a few mornings later and see the first little shoots....planting out actual seedlings still frightens me a bit, they're so delicate!
    Your hens look very happy, and that home grown pork looks great! Pigs are another thing on the list around here...:)
    Sarah xx

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    1. Thanks for calling in Sarah...seeds are delicate aren't they, but so rewarding when a tiny seed finally turns into a lovely vegetable :)

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  3. Welcome to twitter...then greatest time waster known to man & woman besides facebook and bloggign that is! That home grown pork looks wonderful...I'd love some of that for sure!

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    1. Thank you Miss Piggy...yes, time wasting is all around me :)

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  4. I'm so interested in the fact that your seasons are opposite our's, but you are still now harvesting garlic... is that typically a summer or winter harvest? I signed up for twitter but have yet to use it, I do use instagram though! I'm funny with it all too- still no facebook :)

    Lilly

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    1. Thanks Lilly, no I am not harvesting garlic yet, probably in October/November :)

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  5. Lovely post, Jane! Do you think your garlic crop will be ready early? Our friends won't harvest theirs until November/December!

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    1. Thank you Celia. I will be waiting on my garlic until Oct, Nov, Dec too, but rather impatiently!

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  6. Lately ... you've been busy. I wonder what you'll do with that delicious looking pork. It all looks wonderful.

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  7. This all looks so lovely Jane! I'm jealous of your garlic crop. We go through so much garlic I'd love to grow some of our own, but sadly our current tiny garden just isn't conducive to growing stuff. One day! Lately I have been making soup and sewing spring dresses and looking forward to warmer weather :)

    Katie x

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    1. Thanks Katie, soup and spring dresses sounds lovely at your place x

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  8. Hi Jane!
    I would be impatient too If I had my own garlic growing out back. There's nothing better than fresh garlic! Your little ones look very sweet. How old are they? I have 2 rambunctious little boys (3 yrs. old & 16 months). They're always keeping me busy :)

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    1. Thanks Emilie, my children are 6 & 3 :)

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  9. Totally impatient to get my garlic too. We seem to have an incredible sweet tooth at the moment - (wouldn't have a thing to do with this pending baby in my belly!!) a few pies (pumpkin) and cakes (carrot) coming out of our kitchen... And you have inspired me to get the seeds out and in order ready for the sowing. It's that time again! Hurrah!

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    1. Great to hear from you Amy, I hope you are doing well as you wait for #4 x

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  10. your garlic is looking better than mine jane..i planted it quite a while ago but it's not growing as vigorously as it usually does..and i'm impressed with your early seed planting..what have you planted? x

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    1. Hello Jane, we have planted tomato and kale seed so far x

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  11. your chooks look happy! i can hear them cackling from here. and i forgot to plant garlic this year; but then it rotted in the ground the previous year, so maybe i forgot-on-purpose, to spare the heartache later. as usual, i love seeing how things are so different in broken hill to hobart.

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  12. what beautiful chickens! and veggies grown from your own garden - I can't think of much better than that:)

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  13. Ooh can't wait to see your garlic crop! I'm about to embark on more new things! Which is why I thought of you - do you recommend a certain brand or retailer of jars for preserving that can be bought online? The elimination diet has taught me that making jam isn't such a scary thing and now I want to try other things to make from scratch like sauces, mayonnaise etc. I hope you are well Jane!

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  15. Jane, I am so jealous of your garlic crop!! Once it is harvested, do you twist it into garlic braids?

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  16. Oh my goodness!!!!! Look at your garlic.
    Wow!!! Ours is about half the size still.
    Oh for some sun and warmth to give it the growth burst it needs.
    Hope you have a happy Thursday.

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane