Monday, 27 July 2015

A magnificent July


It may be winter, but we haven't slowed down.

Jan Hill (beloved Children's Writer and Poet)
planting her tree which was dedicated to her for the Orchard of Legends

The Orchard of Legends was rolled out this month, with a phenomenally positive response from the community. 


Worker Bee

I'm training to become a qualified bee-keeper - an eye opening journey and one which I'm writing about in the Kiwi Gardener Magazine, first article out on the 6th August.


Swan plant going to seed


One of the most beautiful plants in our forest garden right now.
Swan Plant, the seeds are glorious.


Receiving a Commendation Award at the Trust Power Community Awards
on behalf of Incredible Edible Geraldine

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Singing about vegies




My favourite band and my favourite husband.

Hanging out with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System at the Ukefest over the weekend.

A lot of fun.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Wax Eyes

Only a few apples remain on each tree. 

On bitterly cold days like these, every last morsel is being enjoyed.





Saturday, 20 June 2015

June

A month of stark contrasts.



A good harvest of beets, becomes pickle to die for.


Perfect early winter carrots



A visit from PGG Go Organic class



Our forest garden, in it's infancy, covered in Friday's snow. 



My daughter in the valley

Monday, 15 June 2015

The essential ingredient



Hummus - the essential ingredient we should all be getting right.

Watch it.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Nutrient Dense Food..


Much of the food we consume, say from supermarkets, even our own gardens, is nutrient low. Some would say nutrient deficient. An apple for instance grown conventionally may have only half the nutrient values it should have.

This really fascinates me. I want to grow nutrient DENSE food. Don't you?

I've started learning how to do this, and I want you to learn too.

It all starts with the soil... stay tuned.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Reflection is a wonderful thing



I spent years painting. Years and years. It was a big part of my life, something I loved and would like to take the time out to try again.

Is there something you'd like to try your hand at once more?

Monday, 18 May 2015

Honey from our hive..

Smoker
We've got the bug.

These little creatures are so fascinating, once you begin to learn about them - there's no turning back. For us anyway.

Yesterday we tasted our own honey, made from our own bees, which sit under our lounge window.

It's was like pure syrup from the sun.

Bee Club started last week, with a big turnout.
Here's the facebook page Geraldine Bee Club


Our queen bee

Our own honey - no other honey tastes the same.