Tummy Trouble

I have discovered the best way to avoid eating food that is not local is to get a tummy bug, possibly from some remote eatery that seemed like local goodness at the time, while on a road trip.  That way you can be sure nothing will pass in or out that is from foreign locations because nothing is going in at all.  I have been pretty miserable lately.   Aside from that our local challenge is going well.  You can follow along >HERE<.  There aren’t that many of a brave / crazy souls participating but I have found it a very thought provoking exercise.  I think we are far too reliant of the global community for our food which should really be considered perishable in most circumstances.  We should go back to having a mill in every village.

I have cleared up the tomatoes...
I have cleared up the tomatoes…

The garden has also been a bit neglected for the above reasons and also it is school holidays and so holidays are about creating wonderful memories with family.  I’ve been looking longingly at my wee blog lately, desperate to share my thoughts and feelings of all things garden and how dreadful it is to descend into cold weather when it seems like how everyone else in the planet is warming up.  It’s not easy being a Southern Hemisphere minority in a global gardening community.     However as the weather becomes less and less suitable for extended periods in the garden I will have more than enough time to indulge in some vicarious gardening over the internet.  Borrowed sunshine is better than no sunshine at all.

My weeding frenzy left little time for clearing up - not ideal but...
My weeding frenzy left little time for clearing up – not ideal but…

So in the meantime please enjoy my latest video tour of the garden, it is the about all I’ve been able to do lately.

Come again soon – I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the warm yet and this cold snap is a one off – for now…

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

13 thoughts on “Tummy Trouble

    1. Hi. Yes I am really looking forward to a bit of a slow down, everything seems to be going so crazily fast at the moment. But it doesn’t help when I sign my family up to strange competitions!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  1. Hi Sarah, I’m sorry to hear you have been unwell, I was just thinking that I hadn’t seen a blog from you for a we while I hope you are feeling better, are you the same Sarah on Radio Rhema?
    Blessings Jan

    1. Hi Jan. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Things have been a bit hectic lately, especially with the school holidays.
      Yes indeed, I am that Sarah. I love being able to share through the garden. It is a real blessing.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

  2. Oh don’t feel so alone in the down under. If we didn’t have crops in opposite seasons we would have a terrible time feeding the world. Thanks for the food while we were wintering!

    1. Hi Lucinda. I am looking forward to being able to steal some sunshine during our gloomy weather. It makes winter so much more bearable to be able to watch summer plants grow. Cheers Sarah : o )

  3. Sarah, I’ve fallen behind on your wonderful blog, between travel and work and life. It’s good to visit, but I’m sorry to read that you’ve had tummy trouble.

    It must be hard seeing your gardening season wind down. It’s been hard here as we enter year four of a drought. Sigh.

    I hope you are feeling better soon.

    1. To be honest Alys, I have fallen behind with most of my blog reading too. Life has been quite busy and finding time to just sit and read has been hard. Especially when the sun is shining outside and you know it won’t be lovely for much longer. So looking for something good in the impending cold weather, I shall be able to snuggle up in front of the fire and read loads of blogs and catch up.
      I have been seeing more and more snippets about your drought and it seems like such a dreadful thing. I really do hope you get rain soon.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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