Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snap It {Fresh}

I was hit with a small dose of karma a couple of weeks ago. 

I had raced into the supermarket to pick up a few things, and when I got out I realised that I had left some garlic in the trolley and had not paid for it.  I thought for about, oh, 2.5 seconds, whether to go back in and pay for it.  But then thought of the amount of times I'd either left something there, or even worse, paid for something and it had been off/rotten/mouldy.  So I left with my stolen unpaid for bulb of garlic.

Later that day, as I was preparing dinner, I discovered that, what do you know!?  Half of the garlic is mouldy! 
My first thought:  I'm glad I didn't pay for it!
Second thought:  What should I expect when the only choice of garlic I have to buy comes from either China or Argentina?
Third Thought:  I despise having to buy produce from supermarkets!  Despise it!  It's not the first time I've said it, but I hope it will soon be the last!

We are done with buying eggs, and having finally gotten around to planting our vege garden a couple of weekends ago, we will hopefully be done with buying some vege's.  Our fruit tree's are a few years off fruiting, that's if they do not get water logged.  But the plum tree will be seeing us right come Christmas time.

It feels so good to know that we are and will be able to eat fresh and healthy from right outside our back door, literally.  And it feels even better to know that we are showing our children how to do this.

But while our little vege patch is growing, we will delve into the abundance of fresh and locally produced fruit and vegetables, that has now become my weekly delivery.  Bless small businesses that want to make a difference!

Have you been given a dose of karma lately?

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  1. I too refuse to buy garlic from China!! If we have none left to pluck from our veggie patch I resort to buying the 'minced' garlic in a jar that is from Aus. Love your veggie patch x

  2. This is one of the most annoying things for me too. I bought strawberries from woolies on monday and then when I went to pack it as a park snack for Maksi on Wednesday they were all mouldy!

    I love your veggies patch, I have quite the garden going to and what we can't grow I supplement from the farmers market but every now and then I get sucked in by a woolies special. ( the woolies strawberries were on sale for $1.99 a punnet farmers market $5)

    I so want chooks, my mum says that they stink, do they? I don't know anything about them but I know we had some when they were little and my mum said never again cause of the smell. I am trying to convince Aleks though, I would really love some.

    1. It upsets me so much!
      Tis is our first vege patch in a couple of years, so hoping everything takes off.
      The chooks are great. One scares the kids a bit though as it chases them thinking they have food. We got them at about 4 months, and I think if you get them younger they are a bit more friendly. Ours haven't been stink so far, but it hasn't really been too warm yet. I'm not sure if that will change anything, and we do have quite a bit of open space. It really is the best having fresh eggs though.


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