Remember When life was so much easier

Life has been so busy with raising children, running a business,working fulltime you sometimes forget the simple things in life. Remember how things were when you were younger. Today there is so many chemicals and additives added into our everyday items. This year our family is trying to llive a more natural life. This blog will contain recipes, gardening tips, links to other blogs who share the same passion as I do.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fruit Trees, Vegies and Handmade Cheesecake

Survived my first week back at work and was looking forward to a busy weekend.  Saturday saw us heading to The Handmade Expo at Ipswich.  I love this market and love being a stallholder at this market.  Why you ask?  Firstly it is all handmade.  No imports all handmade or homegrown goodies so I know plenty of love has been put into each item.  It is great to catch up with fellow stallholders which we now call them our friends.  Plus the ladies who run this market are truly amazing.  Thanks Miriam, Liesa and Micky for always making us feel welcome.  Even though the weather wasn't the best we still had a fantastic day.

Early to bed on Saturday night because a busy day planned for Sunday.  A great Sunday Breakfast of Bacon, Eggs, Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Toast and Juice then off to the Treasure Market at the Dakibin Recyling Centre.  I needed to find wire, star pickets, pots, etc to finish my vegie patch.  This was an easy find.  For a small amount of $35 we managed to pick up about 10 metres of fencing wire, 6 very large star pickets some bread trays and some pots.  This time we were prepared and bought the trailer along.   After this we headed to Bunnings to pick up soon soil, compost, sugar cane mulch, ant powder (we have a very bad infestation of ants in the lawn) and a punnet of corn and a paw-paw plant.  I checked out the price of fruit trees for pots and thought this could wait until next week.

After heading home and unloading the car and trailer I decided to check out the small nursery down the road at Deception Bay.  OMG it was worth it.  We picked up a Mulberry, Lime, Lemon, Olive Tree and some pots.  The lady there was fantastic and did you know that you don't need to buy minature fruit trees for pots.  You see we live in a rental so everything needs to be in pots.  The lady said that the name Minature is the best marketing ploy out there.  Any plant can go in a pot and will stay small and that the word Minature adds an extra $10 or more to that minature fruit tree.  So we ended up purchasing normal size fruit trees.  When we finally buy our own home we will plant them in our garden and regularly prune them so they don't get out of hand.  Wow no one at Bunnings would of told us this.

After spending the afternoon in the garden and planting all our seedlings.  Bill put up the wire on the fence I decided to make a yummy Passionfruit Cheesecake and a caramel, chocolate pie for dessert.  I truly cannot wait until I can pick my own vegies and eat my own fruit.

It has definitely been a busy weekend but with Easter and Anzac Day next weekend I have nearly all days filled with things to do.

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I certainly did.

Sue  xx

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