Saturday, 1 August 2009
From soil to plate.
There's something deeply satisfying about growing your own veg. Just pop down the garden, dig a few spuds and cadge a few carrots from your nice neighbour (thanks John). Next it was time to harvest the first of our Runner Bean crop........of course I tried to enlist the help of our favourite feline friend....the well named Flopadom (we hardly use her proper name of Poppy now) (-: She didn't seem too interested in picking up the secateurs with her paws though ......way too comfy flopped there on Chris's woodpile!Next it was the 'arnt I cute' pose.................then it was the 'I'm just toooooooo tired' pose. She'd obviously had a hard day birdwatching I guess! She nearly succeeded in pushing the secateurs off the woodpile.Time for me to get cutting Runner Beans while Poppy and Chris's noses got acquainted! (-:As you can see, they've grown alot in just a few weeks. Not as many flowers on as I would like, but we'll make the most of what we've got. I resist buying this vegetable from the supermarket as they are usually quite limp and they tend to have been grown and exported from somewhere like Kenya! Hardly very environmentally friendly! This is enough for a good sized meal for two of us, plus a few left over for the next meal.I like preparing Runner Beans, it's kind of therapeutic. Some of these will go in a bag in the fridge for the next day.Et voila! The New Potatoes and Runner Beans were from our garden, the carrots from John next door and the gammon was donated by a very tasty pig. Thanks pig! I managed to get out for an hour or so yesterday to my local nature reserve so my next post will be back to nature. (-: