gardening | summer

Sunflower power!

My self-seeded sunflower has finally opened and it is amazing. I just had to share some pictures.This morning I counted 26 flowers and still a bunch of unopened buds. I always thought sunflowers had only one flower each, so this is a lovely surprise. I am going to try get a bunch more in the…

gardening | garlic

Garlic Harvest

It seems everyone in the southern hemisphere is harvesting garlic at the moment, and it shows by all the garlic blog posts I have read recently.This year is the first time I have ever grown garlic and I only planted 12 cloves in a medium size pot. I knew that when harvest time came around…

rabbits

Raising Rabbits for meat

Its taken me quite a while to sit down and write this post. One of the reasons is that I wasn’t sure how people would react when they see that we will be eating our rabbits.  I have Lindsey from Northwest Backyard Veggies to thank for giving me the nudge in the right direction. Lindsey…

gardening | spring

Potato Plant Flowers

A little while back I planted some seed potatoes in a huge concrete pot that I had sitting empty for quite a while. I wasn’t sure is it was a good spot for them, but I wanted somewhere where they would be contained and tires just didn’t work for me.This morning when I went outside…

baking | carrots | recipes

Carrot (pumpkin) Pie

This morning when I opened my blogger dashboard I was greeted by a delicious looking post by Sara from My Merry Messy Life on an easy pumpkin pie recipe. Here in South Africa when someone says pie, this is what comes to mind:  Basically a pastry pocket with a meaty or other savory filling. I…

canning | preserving

First step towards canning

There are so many blogs that I enjoy reading, and many of the lovely women (and a few men) that I follow can their extra produce, and make delicious looking jams and preserves.I have been itching to try it out myself, but battled to find the right jars here in Durban. I eventually found a…

gardening | spring

Case of mistaken identity.

I think no matter how long you grow your own veggies, you can always learn something new. In my last post I made what seems to be the most silliest mistake. I posted the below picture and said that my corn had germinated. After a few more days I went outside and found this: My…

gardening | spring

October Garden

Last weekend we had a family picnic at the Durban botanical gardens. They have the most amazing permaculture garden, and even though it was locked, we could walk around the fence line and get a great view of it. I was so inspired! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me but I will take…