Just look at the island bench in my kitchen this morning. I know it is a bit untidy, but it is full of good things to eat!
There were also beans, zucchini, red cabbage, cucumber, spring onions, and for the first time, a beautiful huge fennel bulb. And look at those big eggs, from his free range chooks who enjoy all those vegetable leftovers and trimmings from the garden!
You can see some of the last of this year’s persimmon crop – what a beautiful shade of orange! And they have never tasted so good.
We got some avocadoes from the Rectory this week – our own trees seem to be having a rest year this year.
About the only imported thing is the big bag of garlic – because that, plus onions, ginger and potatoes, are the only fresh stuff we are allowed to import!
Just imagine – all our fresh foods are locally grown, and come to us by a truly direct route – no miles of travelling, and they are picked ripe. Food tastes so good here!
There was even a bunch of flowers in the vege delivery this morning! It all felt a bit like a celebration!
Watercress and other delights growing at Matt's "BiggFresh" garden.
Last night Bernie and I were at a function where Major-General Michael Jeffery spoke to us. Since retiring as Australia’s Governor-General, he has taken on a number of causes, but one of the main ones is to steer a movement back to doing things the right way with our precious land and resources. He said we have been focussing too much on our waterways, and have not thought enough about the water that is falling onto our soils – where is that going? If we treat our soils right, they will hold on to that water, so they can continue to produce even in periods of drought.