Yikes! It’s been almost a year since my last blog entry. Lots has happened since then and I’ve been busy. Good busy. Getting jobs done that have been in the making for a long time. I’ve been concentrating on setting up some systems to help me with my local food journey in the long run. Setting up an old fashioned larder room to store food that I’ve foraged, grown and preserved. Installing a rain water tank and plumbing it into the house for drinking water, for watering the garden and most importantly for making living ferments. Town water has too many chemicals for successful ferments.
The land I’ve been walking has been a good teacher, showing me more and more of her beauty, strength and abundance. I’ve foraged carob, acorns and persimmons recently. I particularly enjoyed the autumn breakfast combo of acorn crepes and blackberries both foraged from the Adelaide hills in the picture above. This rain falling in the last few days has got me a bit excited about mushroom season starting soon. For ongoing updates on what’s in season, check out my Edible Adelaide face book page.
I made a decision a few years back to rest my veggie patch in Adelaide’s long dry summer. So now the work will begin again in the patch with the start of the rain and cooler weather. I’ve been eating loads of homemade fermented cabbage and beetroot and am looking forward to growing my own for the ferments over the coming months. Another project is getting my compost system sorted once and for all. So while this was a quick hello, I hope like me, you are all looking at ways to get more local produce into your tum and for new plants to forage. Bye for now!