Saturday, April 17, 2010

Home again.

We are back from our holiday in Jindabyne! Unfortunately Jamie's computer is having trouble charging, so I cannot access any of our holiday photos just yet. Instead I thought I would let you know what we have done since we got back ("got back" being arrived at my parent-in-laws place 5 hours ago!).

My father-in-law is an Agricultural Teacher at a local High School. He is an avid gardener and has a vegetable garden that would be the envy of people with the greenest of thumbs. I always get excited when he says "Sam do you want to pick some..." or "Sam did you want to come out to the school". The later was said today. So Jamie, Jamie's parents, and I jumped in the car and went to the school Ag plot. We picked purple, yellow, and green beans from the veggie patch. I collected 2 dozen eggs from the chicken coop. And to top it off, he gave me some herbs and a lavender plant he has grown from a cutting. Here is my box of goodies!

He also grows some of the most beautiful roses, and Jamie's mum was able to bring home a lovely collection. Their perfume is incredible!

Jamie's Mum also showed us a book our wedding photographers are using to show potential customers. It's of our wedding! It is amazing.

Jamie's parents were kind enough to look after Prada while we were away. I think she has had such a great time she won't want to come home!

I will hopefully have holiday photos to show you in my next blog entry!

Sam xox


  1. Sam, so glad you had a great holiday, look forward to see some photo's. What a nice haul from the garden, enjoy. I am sure Prada will love being home after her "holiday" too.

  2. Glad you had a lovely time honey! xoxo

  3. Oh how I miss those boxes of goodies from Dad's garden. I'd just about murder someone to have one now! Glad you two had a nice holiday :-)

  4. I get a real "kick" when I am able to help my family out with some vegies from my own garden or some that the kids at school have left behind or don't want. Believe it or not, there is a proportion of them (small thankfully) that won't take home the fresh produce that they have grown. When I question them as to why, I get responses such as "I don't each vegetables" or "mum will make me eat them". I try to point out that there are millions of starving people in the world who would love the chance to have some fresh food that they had grown themselves. Unfortunately, I think my comments go straight through the hollow tube that seems to connect the ears of some of them!!
    I love my vegie patch. My inspiration was my paternal grandfather. He had wonderful garden and I enjoyed sharing the planting, weeding, watering (and eating) with him as a child. He would not understand the attitudes of the younger generation.
    On the positive side though, there are plenty of kids who love taking their produce home and are willing to take that which others don't want. They are the ones that keep me going and I hope that one day some of them will look back and remember who gave them a start in vegetable growing.
    I'm also so glad that I have a daughter-in-law who thinks like I do about fresh food and who has planted her own little vegie garden on her third floor balcony.