gorgeous tramping terrain
Four and a half hour tramp through mossy forest and sunny river beds. Spied a goat crossing the mountain stream - quite excited although it's not actually good news cos he isn't meant to be there in the national park. Very satisfying to complete a route I've not taken before. Napped in the car on the way home, already planning next week's excursion
Last edited by Annieh; 11-13-2013 at 02:29 AM.
gorgeous tramping terrain
Woke up so sore today. I put it down to tramping on Tuesday, gym on Thursday, gardening on Friday. Once I got up though, I was fine and headed back to the garden. Amazed to discover some tiny cranberries on my little bush once I rescued it from an overgrowth of creeping violets, rampant weedy grass, and expanding hedge. There are also wee flowers on the raspberry canes that I inherited from a friend, so it will be interesting to see if I get a crop there too. Trimmed the hedge, pulled some weeds, planted some leeks, harvested silver beet and drove to the farm for some more milk.
Made a giant lasagne for dinner, my portion had no actual lasagne lol but still tasted great. Then I went back for seconds which did include the pasta. It was ok but I like the pasta-free version better now, haha.
I think today counts as one of those "move round a lot slowly" kind of days and I expect I'll be sore again tomorrow.
Today I actually sailed our little boat. Myself. It was pretty rough, and I didn't actually know what I was doing or why, but I did it! There are an awful lot of variables - the wind, the swell, our own body weight distribution, which way to push the rudder and when to pull in the mainsheet etc - and how these all relate to each other is beyond my current level of comprehension. But it was fun.
I still kept thinking about all the fish potentially swimming around underneath us and how I could nab one of them and take it home for tea so that will have to be a project for another day.
Meanwhile, breakfast at least is coming from my own back yard - eggs and silver beet for omelettes, grapefruit for juicing. There's a surplus of citrus with lemons and limes in abundance as well.
Grapefruit never takes a break - the fruit is fully formed, and yet the blossoms for the next crop are already on the tree as well. Not only pretty, they smell wonderful!
This is my small lemon tree, I planted it to replace the old tree, but then the old one made a comeback after I pruned back the overgrown hedge and now I have two fully laden trees.
The lime tree is a bit crowded here, we never anticipated it would grow this large. Great crop this year, more than enough for my dh's cocktails, so what can I make with fresh limes???
Last edited by Annieh; 11-17-2013 at 12:21 AM.
lime curd. anything you can do with lemons. i put them in thai curries/dishes too. use lime juice instead of lemon in guacamole or mayonaise. i prefer limes to lemons myself, they just dont grow down here. i do remember the smell of the blossom on my orange tree i had up north. so beautiful. neroli!
I'm so jealous of your citrus trees! Lime on fish is one of my favorites.
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wow Annie, those photies are amazing !!!!!!!!!
note to self...........need to go tramping.....
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