Another productive share and swap was held in our neighbourhood this month. We enjoyed catching up over home baked cookies, muffins and banana cake, all made with organic, free-range eggs. A flock of free ranging chickens pecked at broccoli leaves in the garden. Their eggs go into making pastries, cakes, and home made pasta. The pasta is also dried and stored – a good way of using surplus eggs.
Hedwig’s front garden – September 2014 Share & Swap
A year ago, the lawn was removed from this front garden and replaced with a dozen fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, lavender and roses. It is already a productive and beautiful space, attracting bees and other beneficial insects. Many of the plants were rescued from other gardens and the rocks shaping the garden path were salvaged from a friend’s garden. There are many more fruit trees in the backyard, as well as a variety of berries, passion fruit, grape vines and vegetable beds.
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