Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Watching Amy grow

                        On  Nov. 28th I planted a beautiful BIG Amaryllis bulb which I had purchased at
                        Halifax Seed.
                        We call her Amy. As you can see, I am growing a little silly since the gardening
                         outdoors has stopped. I now have to play with my indoor plants.
                        Growth inside Amy took a while. Yesterday I took the first Photos to record her


It seems , that I  have a little curious helper , Heffy, checking it out as well.

Mmmmm, I better go for a closer look!!



Monday, December 7, 2009

Bringing in the Goods

I think it is winter. We have had our first snow.The pond is frozen.

Time to take in the veggies from the garage to the basement

This is all that is left. We have eaten a lot, I juiced them , made crisps and apple sauce.

Yummy acorn squash

and the garlic is hung on the rafters with care

beauty may fade, but lasts forever

Miss Calendula is determined to survive

Kale is still quite happy in the snow

...I will end with this lovely plant

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last Chance?

          I would much rather just go outside into the sunshine and take pictures
          of pretty flowers, instead of presenting a Kale Cooking demonstration.
          But the chances are getting pretty slim.
          Today the first snow flurries were falling. I know we should not complain.
          We have been blessed with such wonderful weather.
           I also know it is inevitable, that my flower's roots will have to be covered
          with a thick blanket of snow in order to sleep well .
          I was determined to find their last beauty today.  





Saturday, November 28, 2009

Collards and Kale

I can't believe it, I'm still harvesting my most favourite, prolific crops in my humble organic garden,


There are many ways to prepare these healthy veggies.
Our favourite way follows in pictures.

Yummy!!  Very simple to make.Wash well, cut into thin strips, put in pan with one cut up onion, 4 crushed  garlic cloves, olive oil, a little water, a little salt and pepper.
Cook for about 20 min.

Guess what: organic gardening  invites all kinds of  guests. Hard to believe how this one survived the many frosty nights we already had.
This may disgust many of you. But its just a fact of life. I rather wash my veggies a few more times than eat chemicals, any time.

Last but not least, this is our 20 year old Sam,  my constant supervisor in the garden.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Autumn Beauties

I love the last splendour of Autumn brought forth by flowers and their visitors,fruit and veggies. I guess there is also beauty in a dark , drizzly day like today. Just have to find it. It is so good to reminisce with the help of these memories.

This is Gnossos. I am so new at this , and really don't know yet, what I am doing. Just learning.

Happy Girls

Beach Babes