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!