26 April 2010

Home truths

It's so good to be home again, especially given the volcanic ash cloud-chaos of last week. That sort of event makes you really think about how important it is to be able to get a lot of your food locally. In the greenhouse the plants have been growing with great exuberance in my absence. Many of the over-wintered greens have gone to seed and need to be pulled up (I expect the chickens will enjoy them). The weeds have been germinating with similar gusto and it will take a few hours to get them back under control again.

The other lovely part about being back is the availability of the most local of local foods, right here in our backyard. Lunch today was a salad made with greenhouse salad greens, eggs from the hens, croutons of home-made bread and the very first of the 2010 asparagus from our tire/tyre garden. Mmmmmm.

I had some lovely meals with family and friends in England, but you really can't beat the sense of achievement and delicious flavour that is offered by a plateful of home-produced food.


Linda said...

That's a delicious looking meal. Glad you got home safely.

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Amanda, that is one nice looking salad! What a great connection to your land.