As many of you know, our little cottage sits on about 1/3 acre which includes the area the house, sheds, water tank etc take up.........We do enjoy the garden, but we also like it to be productive, after all we still have a decent mortgage that we are trying to pay off. While DH works full time, and I go out working 3 days a week, it's important to me to do as much as possible with what God has given us......... The veggie garden is a great example......it's one thing to grow fruit and veg, but you have to also be prepared to put in the time so it doesn't go to waste! Yesterday I picked 4 lovely beetroot that were ready and boiled them & sliced them to have beetroot ready for salads and sandwiches this week. It was really quite simple.....I used the woman's weekly recipe, but made a slight alteration......since I only had 1/2 kg of beetroot, I only needed half the amount of vinegar, water, sugar, and peppercorns, and I added a small sprinkle of chille powder .....( oh, and I didn't use the star anise either)....I love how this turned out. I've used various other bases in previous years with minimal success......this is by far the best! We also pulled some of the red onions that were ready & once they dry a little I'll hang them ready for use.
I thought you might like to see my girls...... They were just getting themselves settled down for the night......they work hard providing eggs, eating pests, turning over the garden and depositing fertiliser for the garden. Goodnight Girls!