Harvest Time

Posted on November 30th, 2015

Summer has arrived and with it the harvest time of my fresh produce.  It is amazing to pluck and pick from the abundance of my vegetables. Self-sustainable? Maybe not quite yet but I now have enough vegetables to easily prepare many meals. I thought I’d share few pictures of my pride and joy: my vegetable read on ..

Vegetable Garden

Posted on October 28th, 2015

At the beginning of the year one of my new year’s resolutions was to create a vegetable garden that would be able to help contribute to the food in the house so that my family could begin living a little more sustainably. 10 months down the line and not a day goes by without me read on ..

The Company Gardens

Posted on April 12th, 2015

On Wednesday my mom, brother and I visited the company gardens. Back when Jan Van Riebeeck first arrived at the Cape, he established a refreshment station for passing sailors.When I learnt this in grade four this is where I thought Uncle Jan bought his coke. I was wrong, this refreshment station was in fact a read on ..

Beautiful Butternut

Posted on April 8th, 2015

And so the establishing of my vegetable garden has finally taken root! After nurturing my butternut seedlings for a few weeks I decided that it was time for them to be planted out. My helpful handyman (he also responds to dad) made the most amazing box. It’s the first of five boxes that will make read on ..

All about sustainable living

Posted on March 24th, 2015

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved spending sunny Saturday afternoons trudging though the soil in my gumboots. Dirt under my finger nails I would lovingly place seeds into the nutrient rich soil and wish for a sprout of greenery. Constantly transplanting lavender seedlings, growing avocado pips in water I have always read on ..