|An apple a day...|
Well I lived to tell the tale – of the girl who moved with so much stuff it took pretty well 2 weeks solid to pack it and 22 hours straight to move it! Just between you and I….I won’t be doing that again in a hurry – no siree bob. Definitely NOT my idea of how to have a good time….still as this blog is about things that make my heart sing as opposed to those things that don’t – I am going to rejoice in the fact that I now have a much larger garden and the best part of my much larger garden is the fact that I already have some very lovely large wooden boxes with pre-planted goodies (the previous owners bless them asked us what we would like them to plant for us so it would be well on its growing way by the time we moved in).
The garden currently has growing an apple tree, lime tree, lemon tree, plum tree and nashi tree, beetroots, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, corn, basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, spring onions, mint, silver beet, blueberries, zucchini, pumpkin and garlic chives.
We have already been eating from the garden and are looking forward to really harvesting some more and enjoying the sowing, nurturing, growing and of course more eating (that is the best bit) that will come with the seasons ahead.
This is a blessing that Kitty said everyday at school before morning tea – I thought it was a nice one to thank the garden for its abundance –
For the golden corn and the apples on the trees
For the golden butter and honey from the bees
The fruits and nuts and berries we find along the way
We praise and thank Mother Earth every day.
And this one before lunch –
Blessings on the blossoms
Blessings on the fruit
Blessings on the leaves and stems
And Blessings on the roots.
Grow forth and prosper!
|A pumpkin in the making...|
|Ear have a cob of corn...|
|I thought it was a passionfruit..but not sure..|
|Hey pesky snail...leave my beetroot alone...|