Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January garden

We've been eating our rainbow carrots and spuds mmm!
Bean and pumpkin flowers turn into....
Beans! And (baby) pumpkins!
Waiting for blueberries to ripen. And we've had a HUGE big bumper crop of strawberries this year mmm! I've frozen enough for a huge batch of jam and I think we'll even have enough to make sorbet too.
Little green crab apples and cumquats starting to ripen.
My Summer garden is not complete without basil! Sage and silver thyme grow alongside parsley, oregano and rosemary for super fresh instant flavour in all sorts of dishes.

Helloooo! Wowsers things have been B-U-S-Y. Pedal to the metal, all systems go! Great to have such a lot of work on so early in the year but my poor old blog has been a bit neglected. How have you been? Are you well? I hope so! Summer is kicking along here and it's such a nice time of year in the vegie patch. Thought I'd share a few snaps of my garden this week :) The chickens are doing really well too yay! Oh yeah we named them all... They're all named after dragons, with Godzilla (OK so that is a monster not a dragon) - the blue chook, Falcor - the araucana and Mushu - the gold.

9 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

fabulous! Well done to you on your sustainability-you'll hardly have to go to shops!! :0)

Dr. Mary said...

it's so nice to see such a colorful crop! We are in the middle of winter here in New York...so far not too bad :)

IDREWTHIS said...

wow this all looks amazing, when can I come for tea again??? x x x

Angel said...

They all look so yummy!

Steve Haskamp said...

Not only are you a terrific illustrator, you are a terrific gardener as well!

Megan said...

so inpsiring for next summer! our vege garden this year has sage and thyme and that's it, we didn't even get some tomatoes in! grand plans for next summer, would love to plant some of those rainbow carrots.

Nina Crittenden said...

What a lovely garden you have growing, and darling little hens! Hooray! We are hoping to have chickens someday, too. Your blog is a little slice of heaven, I always love to visit it. Hope all has been well with you, Bee!

Abz said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! :) I've been just enjoying life and painting, as you saw! Hope everything is well on your end..keep up the great pics. I want strawberries now. :|

Kelly Medina said...

Hi Bee! :)

Your garden looks amazing. I can almost taste those strawberries. Yum!

It's nice you have your fresh veggies and berries to munch on while you work on fantastic projects. Cheers! :)