Staying healthy is a priority for me, and one thing I love to do is walk! It seems to get the endorphins flowing, it encourages logical thinking and it’s not too hard on the knees!
And right near our farm is a fabulous dirt road that’s the perfect place to walk it out. There’s always a friendly neighbour driving past to wave to and we’ve seen plenty of ‘other’ neighbours including echidnas, kangaroos and the neighbours’ Hereford girls.
And with this as our view this evening, we think we’ll take the long way home!
When you grocery shop, have you noticed the perfect fruit and vegetables on offer?
I admit I never did until I started to grow my own. The produce that makes the cut in supermarkets and green grocer’s displays is like the last ten standing in a beauty pageant. Only the “best” go on show?
But what about the slightly imperfect, quirky or funny ones? When it’s fresh produce, they taste better than the one’s in store. And when they’re your own, you love them just as much… And some of them love you back too!
Things are looking particularly rosy in our veggie patch at the moment. The tomatoes are ready and ripe for the picking!
We’ve had a very productive season with last year’s left over tomatoes sprouting themselves! Nature has a wonderful way of rejuvenating itself that I think even Lana Del Ray would appreciate!
With these plentiful pickings, our family and friends love us! And with this beautiful seasonal produce, soon I’ll be sourcing tomato passata recipes in readiness for winter stews and pasta dishes to enjoy these blushing beauties year-round.
We’ve just returned from a trip to the Big Smoke and were super excited to see street trees beating fruit!
A beautiful apple tree was fully adorned with fruit in one of the high streets.
And a pear tree was laden, making me dream up a poached pear with cinnamon and ice cream dessert.
Street foraging is already popular in California, USA, and I think it’s fabulous.
If you have a nature strip that’s needing a little TLC, why not plant a fruit tree? It will brighten your place with its foliage, and even more so with the conversations you’ll have with passers by admiring your tree. You might even make a new friend, because there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when someone gives you food of which they are the custodians!