Salad/veges: I've been trying to show a few pics of modest harvests each day (facebook posts). The idea is to explain that little bits each day add up. If I can make the odd meal from zucchinis then that's great. The same with eggs, tomatoes, silverbeet, lettuce or whatever. Rather than worry about making a whole meal once a week, I find it's better to contribute one thing or two to most dinners.
Fruit: tends to come in batches. I try to make jams, chutneys, alcohols or preserves to make sure we get the most of them. Although with things like the peaches, we tend to eat a lot fresh.
Livestock: I still haven't got off my lazy arse to get new fingerlings in the outdoor perch tank. That's starting to become more important so they have time to grow out before next winter. The quails have started to settle down again after coming home from their holiday house (my mate took them while I was overseas). I'm now collecting eggs to incubate a new batch or two for the season. That also means I'll need to process my 3 oldest birds and combine the two batches from last year's babies (processing any excess males). No, I can't just let them be. Pulling out birds pecked to death is far more ugly than limiting the numbers myself.
It's real and not always pretty, but there is a certain element of joy in the constant change of seasons here.
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