Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Safely brought in....

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Its been a glorious day in the garden. Many plants are coming to their end. The beans in the foreground are Borlotti beans which can be eaten fresh or dried ( you need to boil them 45 mins either way). The butternut squashes were a first for me this year. I have decided to store them all in the polytunnel as it is cool and dry there and so I can visit from time to time and go and pick some vegetables to eat. If you look closely you can see a little bit of the red peppers that are lingering. The little pottery man, is Wilbert, a gift from my children, a flowerpot man.

It is so satisfying, tonight we had quiche and salad and a apart from the ham and the pastry, everything else was produced at home. The above will provide us with some heartwarming soups in the months to come.

The day started a little on the frustrating side as a washer went on a cold water tap, which meant we lost water supply for a few hours. Amazing how often I went to get some water! Must get that bottled water in the larder for emergency use!

I am reading Active Wellness by Gayle Reichler, which talks about a wellness programme including diet, exercise, stretching and strengthening, relaxation etc and I am learning to put some of that into practice. In order to regain and maintain health, I started with the diet, almost organic hence the vegetable growing. She talks about gardening, housework, walking etc as light exercise. Did she ever try digging? In the end, all movement is exercise, but it is good to be reminded that I need not go to the gym for any of this. How did we get there.....hmmm my middle DS thinks he is too fat so we thought we would go and get measured, weighed and BMI calculated. Needless to say he was happy with his proof that he is OK and within limits. I left a tad depressed......... Everyone needs a starting point and as mine was bedbound nearly 3 years ago, I am doing great......not super great but great.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely looking veggies! I'm a bit jealous of those gorgeous squashes and pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

I grew borlotti last year - beautiful in soups - try Jacob s cattle beans next - Shepherds Seeds has them - they are mottled - red and cream. Your produce is lovely.

SockknittingMama said...

Thanks for your comment, will have a go at those beans and put them in my adventure book.

www.fullderuta.blogspot.com said...

very nice blog and pictures!!!