Everything is changing, but for now it stays the same. It is a really weird time where we know what we want but have absolutely no control over it. All it takes is one person to buy the house. We’ve had a bit of interest, but in the meantime all that can be done is to carry on. And the garden is doing just that. It feels like the rainbow beet has quadrupled in size in a week!
So taking a lead from the garden I am still out there every day giving the garden all the love I possibly could and it is flourishing. I’ve harvested my Hunter River White Onions. It wasn’t my best harvest, but as they don’t keep as well as the Pukekohe Longkeepers, that still have a while to go yet, I’m not to worried about it.
I also took a trip down to the orchard to harvest some elderberries to make some elderberry cordial. I followed the vague recipe from my blog post back in 2015, and it still works and it rather entertaining so there isn’t really a lot of point repeating myself when I can point you to that one: >HERE<
I’ve also repotted my peppers into bigger pots to take with me when we move, because these really don’t get going until well into January and we use a lot of these in our winter cooking so I they’re coming with us.
You can see all of this in live video action – well not actually live, because it was yesterday, but I filmed it all as I needed to explain to our friends in the You Tube community what was happening. Especially as you lovely people have known for ages! So feel free to watch some gardening action, check out the orchard and just hang out with me in the garden for a bit. There is even talk of pickled asparagus.
Come again soon – there is still plenty of ordinary in the midst of change.
Sarah the Gardener : o)