So I set the sunshine to use!
I made Luke a slab of fudge and used one of my little labels to tie it up. He always does us favours so I mostly try and do something for him which is usually cooking.
I have pink Gerbera's right next to the back step. The rest of this section of garden is all herbs and veggies but for this little burst of pink just as you come into the house.
I got a ham with $10 off the price. I baked it and we had cold meat and salads. I made a big rice salad.
Each day I picked tomatoes!
I have just reached the point that I can't keep up. So I think I will dehydrate some and pack them into olive oil and make some relish. We love both!
Mum came over on Sunday for afternoon tea to see our outdoor table and chairs and what we have been doing. I used up some of my lemon butter to fill little cakes.
Mum gave me some cold packs for the freezer. I take frozen packs when I grocery shop. Everything cold is packed in together for the trip home. I never go shopping without my eski etc. Just now I am in the city. I am doing a stock up at Aldi today. I have frozen packs and insulated bags to pack it all into! It is a three hour drive home and hot but this will keep everything perfectly cold.
Luke came over to see us with four packs of fresh pork. It gives us four generous meals. He and a friend went halves in a pig. They were packing it to freeze and he set some aside for us. I count every meal we get ahead and write them on my list on the freezer.
Andy is working on a sprinkler system for right around the veranda and roof of the house. This is so that if a fire comes we have both a perimeter of sprinklers and lawn and water over the house itself. I will be glad when this is finished. We also have a generator so if the power goes out we can still run the sprinklers.
I have been working away every spare minute on making things and setting things to good use but I will report all of this in The Tuesday Afternoon Club. I hope over the weekend I have some time to do more!
How did you build up your nest, get ahead, increase your pantry or save this week? Being summer here my main way to increase the pantry is fruit, tomatoes and herbs coming in. I will get on to tomatoes when I get home. I think the pears are close to ready to pick too! And I think next week we will be at the farm down south and I might come home with figs!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx