Tag: food

Zucchini flowers

A Small Plot

It has surprised me that the path to growing all of our own food has been more difficult than we’d imagined when we arrived. The existing vegetable garden is only small, and when we arrived it was newly planted by the previous owners.  An entire half of the vegetable garden is still taken up with potato plants. This meant we…

Lime curd in jars

Lime Curd

At long last one of our fruit trees produced enough fruit to make preserves! Our Tahitian Lime tree is inside the cat enclosure and protected from parrots, so our limes ripened without interference.  I used a Lime Curd recipe in a book I was given late last year:  Marisa McClellan’s ‘Food in jars:  Preserving in small batches year-round‘.   Lime Curd…

Plum

Fruit and Vegetables

It has been a long time since I wrote about our vegetable garden and orchard.  Partly this is because I became entranced by our birds and began compiling a species list, and partly it is because there wasn’t a lot to write about. Everything had already been planted – mostly by the previous owners – and it was a matter…

The site for the new greenhouse

Preparing for the Greenhouse

On Friday we had word that the greenhouse is ready to collect from the warehouse.  This is exciting news!  It comes flatpacked, so next weekend we hope to construct it.   During the week, our raised garden beds and greenhouse shelving should also arrive.  We’ll need to order crushed rock to form the floor in the next day or so.…