I did have an amazing summer garden, trust me. It’s just that I didn’t take many photos of it. Why? Absolutely no idea!
Silly eh ..
Proof, I did grow beans
We have a larder stuffed with jellies, jams, pickles, stewed fruit, plus a freezer stacked with bags and more bags of plums and peaches. Our fridge has jars of pickled home grown veg, green tomato pickle, pears in cider (oh you have no idea how good this is), chilli sauce in an array of colours and heat. Needless to say, the chillies are also available frozen or dried .. just take your pick. How good am I!
A huge thank you to Bill for all his hard work … he is a star in the kitchen and is No 1 maker of plum jam (watch out for the pips), damson jelly, plum chutney, pickled green tomatoes and pickled green plums. Btw his plum jam with cinnamon sticks is a winner and should be sold!
About the only fruit left to go now are feijoas, Chinese quince and figs .. trust me I’m completely over bottling and making jellies – although I made a guava syrup the other day which is divine, good on meat or ice cream. Another winner.
My brother Milt also stayed again with us last summer – thank you so much for all your help in the garden – it’s still looking pristine! Miss you lots …
So, a post dedicated to photos .. sounds good doesn’t it? Better than me rabbiting on about what I’m growing and who I have been annoying! Or the fact that our rescue chook Nola manages each and every day to escape and visit my veg garden, or even pop by the house. Ever get that feeling that you are being watched? By a chicken! LOL
A few snaps in no particular order from recent adventures and the place we call home, ‘Frog Pond Farm’.
iPhone Jan 2020 – TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu
iPhone – En route to Routeburn Track, Mt Aspiring National Park. Such amazing scenery
Somewhere near Routeburn Track
Bill and hubby stepping out at Routeburn Track – January
iPhone – Sunset in Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Nice ha!
Not to be missed, the Queenstown Gardens
Tairua .. magical sunrise early March
iPhone – Sailor’s Grave Tairua
Fishing trip .. the rewards! Wish I had been invited …
Nothing like a beach ride .. Miss Perdie
Jimi .. look this way handsome
How did I manage to cut off those lovely paws
Stay safe my friends