After the big cull a few weeks ago the garden has had far less of an opportunity to produce food. It’s down to a more manageable amount of food now and today I picked a few items to use for meals.
As I was picking vegetables I was eating fresh strawberries from the garden. How awesome is that!
So here is today’s harvest:
- Egg plant, both white and purple;
- Cucumber; and
- Sweet potato.
I didn’t even realise I had sweet potato and as I was digging what I thought was a capsicum plant out, I hit something hard and there it was.
The passion fruit vine I planted several months ago has taken off and is beginning to form a natural arbour over the garden bed. I’m just trimming the vine to keep in close to the post to focus it’s attention on getting up high.
The basil was out of control a few weeks ago so I literally cut it back to a stump. It’s come back now and is making me think I need to make a big batch of pesto.
That’s sage in the foreground.
And as usual there is plenty of wildlife around. In case you are reading this from overseas, this little fella is a kookaburra. It’s one of our native birds famous for their laughing song. This one was so friendly and let me get right up close. Don’t be fooled by that cute face though, if he wants my finger he will have a good go at it. That powerful beak makes them great snake catchers.
This is a really beautiful time of day on the island. Normally I’d enjoy just kicking back with a beer and watching the water after a day’s work mowing and gardening but I don’t think I could stand the thought of one after last night’s few too many.
I’ll sit back and watch the passing boats on the bay and probably head down to the club for a burger. I’ll take one of my chillies with me for a little extra flavour.
Also, a big thank you to the people who sent me some really nice messages. I was so pleasantly surprised, particularly to find out that people have been following my blog for many years and live on the other side of the world. Sincerely, thanks for your kind and very generous words. They made a difference.