Can you feel the buzz in the air? Spring has sprung and everyone is rejoicing. Even the tomatoes and chillies in my garden are looking up as if to say "Yeeha! No more hiding in the hot house, time for some serious growing." Gotta love ya veges.
It's scary and exciting when you decide, enough is enough, time to step out of the rut of working for 'the man' in order to achieve something good and wholesome and to be kind to yourself, your family and the planet. I've spent so many years with the dream, dabbling in sustainability, too scared to take that final leap. Well.... HERE I GO!!!!
I've been taking lots of small steps, doing a bit of backwardsing and forwardsing, a shuffle to the left and a shuffle to the right....Oh wait, that's me dancing. But it really is like that. Gotta get into the groove of a new life so things fall into place nicely. Along the way I've met some pretty cool people. They're doing the same dance I am. For instance, I was looking for 100% post-consumer recycled paper for wrapping the FREE samples for everyone. Then I met Michael from Ecocern quite by chance and he gave me some paper for free. Bless his white cotton socks! I'll take him some sauce! It's meeting people like Michael and Rhonda from OMGarlic that make you realise what you are doing is positive and strives you to keep going.
Today I met Rhonda from the Bondi Wheatgrass Juice Company. http://www.bondiwheatgrass.com.au
She is closely affiliated with OMGarlic and is my new supplier of beautiful organic garlic. Thanks Rhonda!
Check out http://www.omgarlic.com.au
Tomorrow will be the big smoke up where I'll be preparing the garlic for my Smoked Garlic, Jalapeno and Anchovy Sauce.
The days are getting warmer. My precious little seedlings have been enjoying a bit of sunshine out of their winter hot house. Soon, the morning frosts will be all but a distant memory and they will be put into the ground where they will grow strong and healthy and give us fruits in abundance. The time of planting is also the time for the great snail hunt. Time to recharge the torch batteries, grab an old margarine container (with lid), don the gumboots and venture into the garden at night to collect as many snails and slugs as possible. I find that if I water the garden just before sunset (not normally recommended) the snails come out in droves. It only takes 3 nights of hunting, then every second night for a week and the garden is relatively safe for the season. And the chooks are happy too!
Always up for a good yarn...