I have discovered the best way to avoid eating food that is not local is to get a tummy bug, possibly from some remote eatery that seemed like local goodness at the time, while on a road trip. That way you can be sure nothing will pass in or out that is from foreign locations because nothing is going in at all. I have been pretty miserable lately. Aside from that our local challenge is going well. You can follow along >HERE<. There aren’t that many of a brave / crazy souls participating but I have found it a very thought provoking exercise. I think we are far too reliant of the global community for our food which should really be considered perishable in most circumstances. We should go back to having a mill in every village.
The garden has also been a bit neglected for the above reasons and also it is school holidays and so holidays are about creating wonderful memories with family. I’ve been looking longingly at my wee blog lately, desperate to share my thoughts and feelings of all things garden and how dreadful it is to descend into cold weather when it seems like how everyone else in the planet is warming up. It’s not easy being a Southern Hemisphere minority in a global gardening community. However as the weather becomes less and less suitable for extended periods in the garden I will have more than enough time to indulge in some vicarious gardening over the internet. Borrowed sunshine is better than no sunshine at all.
So in the meantime please enjoy my latest video tour of the garden, it is the about all I’ve been able to do lately.
Come again soon – I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the warm yet and this cold snap is a one off – for now…
Sarah the Gardener : o )