Monday, December 29, 2008

Belinda's Back to Basics Challenge Update

Sowing seed or Planting

Not much happened in the garden this week. We went away camping for a few days and then there was the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

The lettuces have gone to seed, I've been feeding them to the rabbits and chooks who think is a wonderful treat. A couple of lettuces will be left to set seed and the seed saved.

The snails have left a few cucumber seedlings and they have established themselves well. Maybe we will get a few vegies this year after all.

Planning for The Future
We've had a look around the property and decided what still needs to be done to prepare for the upcoming bush fire season. Some work has been completed but there is always more to do.

Working for the Future
While on our camping trip we visited a local organic berry farm and bought yummy berries at a fraction of the cost of supermarket prices. Closer to home, my husband found a strawberry farm which sells direct to the public. I asked him for 3 punnets and he bought home 16! They sold 16 punnets for $20.00 ($1.25 a punnet, currently they are $3.50 a punnet in the shops). His logic was that they were much cheaper that way. True, but 16 punnets! We used some at Christmas, our son took some to work as a treat, a few punnets were given away and I've enjoyed fresh berries with my breakfast for a few days.

Building Community
Enjoying Christmas with family and friends, this was the first Christmas in many years we were all present.

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