Its wet and we are hunkered down today. Mr almost-12 didnt want to get up, and I cant say I blame him. Yesterday was a stunner, very warm. Last night even, was warm, a perfect weekend really, despite the aftershocks weve been feeling of late. The hedgehogs were out snuffling along the drive, looking for remnants of cat food. They make so much noise! We caught sight of one, and Blaise got the torch while Arlais got out of bed to have a closer look. He was a good size, they are such interesting, cute creatures...
So, here I am. Ive just lightly spread my last (ever maybe?) pikelet with marmite. Who'd have thought we would have a shortage of one of our kiwi staples? So Im picking the stores will be selling out too. Its such an unusual taste, but people either love it, or dont like it at all, or prefer Vegemite. Personally, we grew up with vegemite only - Mother loved it on her toast. Ex-hubbys family had marmite. We, when married, always had a jar of both...
Heres the story here - MARMITE SHORTAGE
I would also like to try a squash variety next season... I got one squash off our Hubbards golden nugget vine this season. It did very well, given it was late into the soil.
This is whats been happening around here...
|Drying Tomatoes to store for stews and soups|
|Black Cherry - Sweet, but must be eaten quickly. Tend to crack if not picked when ready.|
|Black Krim and Purple Calabash. The Pleated one is Purple Calabash|
|A small Yellow Brandywine - GORGEOUS beefsteak that is fruity to taste, excellent cooked|
|Small Freakazoid Tomato, from F1 seeds. Grape Sized & Sweet!|
|Tommy-Toe cherry (red) Yellow Pear or Jaune De Coeur du Pigeon|
|Hubbards Golden Nugget Squash|
|Harvest - Black Boy Peaches, Green ripening Toms etc|
|Green Tomato & Lime Jam|