Food for thought, or thoughts of food. It is a fabulous sunny Winter day, so for my exercise I did one final sweeep of all the Kiwifruit blocks. All the leaves are off now so any missed fruit are easy to see. The birds know too, but I don't grudge them some. It's a very long walk to go up and down all the rows, but the Kiwifruit that are picked now have had an 2 extra months of ripening and so are very sweet and tasty. ( like any fruit that are tree ripened )
While I was walking I got thinking about what other food we have grown ourselves is still available to us at this time of the year. More than I realise.
We still have Kiwifruit; Sapotes; Rhubarb and Lemons. Avocados ( but nearing the end of them ), Macadamia nuts; Walnuts. In the vege patch Spring Onions; Silverbeet; a few Beetroot and the very last Capsicums. In the herb garden after a severe haircut earlier the Mint has regrown, and Parsley; Thyme; Sage; Chives; Sugar plant; Muzuma and Marjoram. A few tiny lettuces. 15 pumpkins, stored in the spare shower.( along with all the Kiwis as it's cool there .)
There are still loads of Tomatoes in the freezer; frozen juice; pesto; and dips. We try and keep an inventory of what's in the freezer - just on a piece of card and add on and take off as things are used - it saves a lot of diving into the old chest freezer.
The things that we had but are finished and I miss most are the tomato sauce and potatoes.( we never seem to have enough of them ).
Leanne is working on her vege patch too and likes to grow lots of food for their family. They even have thier own meat.