Super easy day/night creme, bodylotion and make up remover in one: 3/4 coconut oil mixed with 1/4 olive oil (preferably mix in a kitchen machine for gold structure. And if you want it to smell nice, add some of your favourite essential oils.
Natural + environmentally friendly due to having no plastic involved 🌿🙏
How's this for being water resistant. Nasturtium leaves enable the water to flow right off the leaves and onto the soil where it's needed most. Happy Friday!!
🥚Dit zijn rubberen eieren. Niet van echt te onderscheiden. Ze zijn al door veel mensen uit het mandje gehaald omdat ze dachten dat ik ze vergeten was. Maar als je ze vastneemt, voel je meteen het verschil. Ze lijken zo echt dat zelfs de eksters zenuwachtig in dat mandje lopen te pikken ~~~ These are rubber eggs. They just seem real. They have already been taken out of the basket by many people because they thought I had forgotten them. But if you take them, you immediately feel the difference. They look so real that the magpies also want a taste of it🥚
First time growing fennel with mixed results. We planted them a bit late and I waited till frost hit before harvesting. They did not get verry big and the frost did a bit of damage to them. Next year plant earlier and make sure to harvest before frost.
Rainbow Chard against the blue sky 😍
Enough (Greens)pickings every 2 weeks for our meals. Remember the more you pick, more will grow. (Be it slowly in the winter months). I don't mind, I have Kale and Tree Cabbage leaves to keep providing us with greens; and good old cabbages too, should I suddenly run out 🤦♀️
In my gathering apron 💜 reminiscing on all the Italian Plums I was able to glean this year. This gathering is from the day of the Autumn Equinox. A day of abundance, gratitude, transition, and for me, homesteadin'.
Apron is by @therooapron
Red Radish is chock full of dietary fibre, which helps with digestion issues. ... Fights cough and cold. While there is no cure for the common cold, and the cough that comes with it during winters, radishes can actually help you fight these ailments. ... Boosts immunity. ... Regulates blood pressure. ... Helps the skin.
My pretty garden has absolutely copped it with rain ☔️ today . I’m dreading so see the damage to my vegetable patch. My poor girls have been cooped up all day and our drains have overflowed . Hubby has been unable to come home because our town is flooded in (he works out of town). And I’m listening to the clouds opening up again!! #wangaratta #rain #vegetablepatch #growyourownfood #mygarden #mybackyard
Tomato appreciation post: I planted a variety of small tomatoes this year - perfect for salads 😊
Mini Greenhouse Winter Harvest: Winter Spinach🌱, Spring Onion🌱 and Parsley🌱
All went into yesterday's lunch. of Herb Dumplings with Winter Veg Broth. Think I need to have it again today. Brrr🌬
Recipe blog link in my bio
This week's harvests. Zucchini in full swing - golden, blackjack, and tomboncino. Tomatoes of several varieties starting to come in 🍅 and strawberries starting to ease off 🍓. The first of the zebra beans, more yellow beans, and the last of the purple beans 🌱. A second flush of asparagus surprised us, as did a small crop of kipfler potatoes 🥔 that I thought had been lost to blight. A modest garlic harvest from a totally neglected bed 🙄, the first tiny cucamelons, some carrots - yellow, purple and orange, and chamomile to dry for tea 🤗🍵
Freshly dug ginger root! .
This morning I harvested the first Ginger root I've ever grown. I'll admit I had no idea what I was doing, but it worked out and it is fragrant and fresh! I had a few slivers in my garden herb tea this morning. I planted an organic peice (that I had procured at whole foods) that started to sprout a little. It was early spring and it didn't do anything for months. Then around early summer it sprouted tropical looking leaves. I should have capture it, before it withered in the frost. It has been a few weeks and I finally dug it up. It is quite stunning in huges of pink and yellow freshly dug compare to store bought ones. It has only been in the last few years, due to a past ailment, that I have learned to appreciate and like ginger.
Remember 10 days ago when I thought I will be getting a #cucumber
by the end of the week? Still waiting 😂 I guess slow and steady wins the race 🤔😂 #suyucucumber
When you share a life with a farm and animals, there is no shortage of random events in any given day. In the last 24 hours we’ve:
1. Received a call from a neighbor that she saw someone’s dog barking at and chasing our horses in the pasture. Off to the field we rushed to ensure no dogs were kicked/dead.
2. Had Smith run off a heron who was stalking our ducks twice. The sooner that heron learns we have geese and dogs the better.
3. Cleaned up the remains of Captain and Carrot’s daily trophies from our front porch. 🤮
4. Tracked down slow Ruby May, the duck, and brought her home.
And that’s in addition to the farm work and chores. I’m just as tuckered out as Smith here.
Thai basil bush the morning after the rain. It’s almost mid December and I’m really rooting for this basil plant to make it through the winter. 🤞🌱