We have been eating sourdough as often as I could make it. We're starting to feel very ripped off every time we need to eat store bought. It just doesn't satisfy us anymore. Pumpkin soup, zucchini slice, biscuits and cakes and egg sandwiches all with mainly ingredients from our place. Yay!
I've been making large batches of biscuits so I don't have to bake on school mornings. We picked our first pumpkin and it was massive so I made a massive batch of pumpkin soup which is in the freezer. I also roasted the pumpkin seeds. I saved seeds from spring onions, cream coloured marigolds and, of course, pumpkin!
Our misguided (can I say that?!) council introduced rubbish collection on our small, out of the way, dirt road. I was very disappointed because we don't often need to go to the tip due to our efforts to reduce our rubbish. Now they are wasting precious fossil fuels coming up our road unnecessarily every week! The upside is we can clearly see that our new little bin is only about a quarter filled each week. I feel quite proud of this considering there are five of us in the house.
I made a re-usable lunch order bag for my childrens' school lunches. We washed and reused our bread bags for storing food.
I've planted cabbage, brussels sprouts, warragul greens, purple dragon carrots, onions,peas and broad beans. I also sowed lettuce and a batch of orange carrots that never showed their heads. Oh, and the garlic went in! We have been enjoying pumpkin, potato, zucchini and our chooks eggs.....
I made a pair of socks but shhhh! I've been planning to do a post on my socks for ages. I know I'll get to it soon. I haven't got around to it yet because it's a long story. My knitting has been a complicated and messy journey!
|My feet smell do they cheeky?!|
|I'll give you SMELLY!!!|
Another healthy beetroot growing in the overgrown grass! I always enjoy eating the plants that I had no hand in, more than any other. It makes me feel that the fertility of our property is improving and that we are on our way to creating a food forest (in reality I am struggling as a gardener, but I love the vision!).
Ummmm....... Really, I am community minded! I am! Ummmm..... Someone at the school thought my lunch order bags were a good idea and wondered if we could make them for all the kids. (Does that count?) I have registered for a T4321 morning tea to raise awareness of Down syndrome (and hopefully raise some money for Down Syndrome Victoria). The event is actually going to be in April but I did register in March so hopefully I can use that as a loophole.
I could rave on all day here! In March I really enjoyed my family and especially enjoyed my daughter arriving home from four months overseas! I enjoyed my home and having more time than usual to actually be at home and embrace my role as a Stay at Home Mum. Some of this is due to having more time and some of it to reading Rhonda's book. I have enjoyed the gentleness of Autumn and watching the garden bloom afresh in the cooler weather. I have also enjoyed the company of my wonderful friends. This last month gave me several occasions to appreciate the importance and depth of a relationship with good friends.
As you can tell, I'm feeling very contented and gooey about life at the moment. I hope everyone else is enjoying themselves as much as I am.