It’s been such a long time since I blogged. So much has happened in that time. I’ve certainly had some personal challenges and some major changes to the way we do life but one thing that has become abundantly clear is that you need to do what makes you happy. However small or insignificant it may be. We are each in charge of our own happiness and even in hard times it can be the little things that can lift you up.
I’ve always been a homemaker, gardener, cook and crafter. I still am but these days it comes with determination and in much smaller windows of time. After chatting with a dear friend a few weeks ago she reminded me of why I first started blogging. To have a record of my life for my children and grandchildren and to inspire me to keep going. So here I am …….
Gardening has always been a great love of mine but everything else always got in the way. When my world came crashing down with some medical issues towards the end of 2021 my doctor advised me to try to do something that would motivate me to keep my body moving for as long as possible ((We know what’s coming). Mentally and Emotionally it was a really tough time with a lot to digest and even more to come to terms with. That’s when I fell back in love with my garden. It has literally been my saving grace.
We have a gardener come along to help me on a regular basis. He does all the heavy work and I get to do the fun stuff like planting, sowing seeds, propagating and planning. Every single day I make myself walk around the garden even if it’s just a quick look and on the good days I can dip my hands in the soil and enjoy the fresh air. It has been so good for me.
I love to preserve food and the long term goal is to grow as much as possible of what we currently buy at the supermarket.
The dehydrator is a godsend and makes storing vegetables, fruits and herbs a dream. I have a sweet little display of all of the pretty jars in the kitchen.
And use something in one of those jars everyday. The lemon and orange powder are personal favourites of mine along with the capsicum which smells like pepperoni pizza every time you open the jar !
So to keep me motivated to blog I have decided to do 365 days of Harvesting and Preserving from the garden. It’s something I do anyway so no extra work involved but I will get to take some pretty photographs along the way to share here on the blog. I may only blog weekly but hopefully more often and I am looking forward to learning from each other along the way.
Until next time,
Hugs, Fee xx