Saturday, August 25, 2012

The weeks happenings ...

~ apple blueberry custard crumble
~ removing old flakey paint from my latest project
~ a new ornament for my driveway turn around
~ my bottle tree finally planted out after living in a bag for months
~ my dump shop treasure - a chest perfect for growing mint in my herb garden
~ my latest sewing discovery - I love shirring.  
~ making progress on a birthday quilt

What have you been up to this week??

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pick Your Own

I have always wanted to go to a pick your own farm and gather as much fruit as I can and go home and make jam, sauce, ice-cream, preserved fruit - anything I could.  Well this week, we went to a pick your own strawberry farm.

I discovered that it is more about the joy of picking and an outing for the family than getting a heap of cheap fruit!!

Apparently the farm has realised it is a great tourist attraction and it isn't that cheap.  So we picked fruit, ate strawberries and had lots of fun playing but didn't gather enough fruit to keep us in strawberries for the year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012