Monday, 27 July 2009

Our dinner from the garden

We enjoyed our first meal with home-grown produce this evening! I went out and picked about a quarter of the current pea crop, and got F to help me shell them. Of course he ate a lot of them while he was "helping", but we still had these left for tea.

My dad had helped me to lift a row of potatoes the other day, and it looks like we'll have a good sized crop of them as well.

Put them together with a bit of fish, and we had a lovely meal.

I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the crop, and expanding the vegetable garden next year. This year I just planted strawberries, peas, potatoes and onions. However, I've got a raspberry bush which should be ready to fruit next autumn, and there's rhubarb at the bottom of the garden as well. I'd like to have a try at carrots and tomatoes, and I would love an apple tree. Roll on self-sufficiency!

Friday, 17 July 2009

My first blog award!

I've been given a blog award by The Crystal Lady - look, here it is!

This is the first award I've ever had, and I'm so pleased! The rules of the award are as follows -

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you love and/or have newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

4. Use the One Lovely Blog award picture from my blog, on your blog to let everyone know that you have one lovely Blog!

I'm going to pass it on to:

Adventures of a Lady in Training

Tatting my Doilies

Anna Maria Horner

Incy Wincy Stitches

Maximum Rabbit Designs

Hollingdale Designs






Meridian Ariel

Amy Lane

Cute Designs

The Crafty Ninja