I figure I look like everything at my place has stalled in the last month. Well, that's not really true - I've been flat out like a lizard drinkin'. Here's a quick update on what I've been doing:
Garden: is going really well. Had two solid meals from my snow peas, the rainbow silverbeet has provided a pie and several stir fries, I have a massive kumquat harvest due in a week or two and things like shallots are going well. Lissa and Elaine's beans are about to start to produce (pic now added below!), we've had some passion fruit and I appear to have potato plants shooting up again (and some random stuff - an egg plant from Lissa, another sweet potato etc). I ended up with 3 good Kent pumpkins from what was almost a green manure vine.
Aquaponics: is dead stalled. I need to work out the insulation and then the folds for the liner.
Photography: the Abbey Medieval Tournament was on. That stole an awful lot of my time because I am one of four official photographers. It's all done now and I must post some photos for you all. It was fab. However, on a more serious photography note, my camera is officially dead. Harvey Norman Everton Park sold me a card reader that ended up destroying a quite expensive card and the card port on my camera. I am not happy and am spending a lot of time chasing them to do the right thing by me. Actually, at this stage, a return phone call from them would be nice. I am conducting a social media campaign against the very store that I used to send my student to. Go figure.
Cheese: I ended up with three wheels of Camembert that were pretty good. The texture was perfect and runny inside but I aged them a smidge too long so they are just a touch stronger than I would like. My washed rind Drunken Nut was a failure. Ah well. I also had the most amazing potential casual job offer from a large home brewing franchise - to work as a food demonstrator showing people how to make cheese and probably sausage, jerky, preserves and some of the other crazy stuff that I do. Wow. I am seriously considering the option, even though it would make me even more busy than I already am.
BUT - there may big some other BIG cheese news soon that will bring me, and this site, mucho fame and glory. I won't tell until I know for sure what is happening, but I am pretty excited about it. Even if it fails, I'll let you know because it was lots of fun exploring the possibility - although again, quite time consuming.
Fresh Sausage Making: has proved to be a lot of fun. I've made around 6 kg now - a savoury pork, maple syrup pork and a few kilos of Thai chicken.
Demo Day: I have not forgotten that I promised a demonstration day. As soon as I can get a bit of a break, I'll schedule something so people can get an idea of how easy most of this stuff really is.
Computer Game Sales: *Note to self* stay away from these. I've also spent lots of hours conquering ancient Rome of late.
Here is a picture the beans donated from Lissa. They are quite huge! Don't worry Elaine, your's are on the shadier side so they are a bit slower.
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