Saturday, 3 September 2011

The vegie patch

Hiro's parent's are relatively self sufficient as far as food goes.  Most of their vegies they grow themselves.  In summer cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, capsicum, - very Mediterranean - in winter pickled daikon in an unfathomable number of variations.

shelling dried beans

dried beans - in many varieties.

a  flower part of the vegie patch

the house behind  theirs and a combination of fruit and vegies in the vegie patch.

4 comments:

Connie in Japan said...

Really pretty pictures. I want so much to be "just a farmer". that sounds funny -perhaps- but I adore the life...outdoors...self-sufficient..I wanted to say how much I always enjoy your blog!

Cecilia said...

Hope life is going is well down your way. I love the vegies, but growing them... I struggle with plants on the balcony!

Theresa said...

This makes me have farmer envy. Sam's uncle still lives on Sam's grandfather's farm and grows strawberries and vegetables and rice and lives in the old house that's been "reformed" on the first floor, but the second floor is full of old junk and black wooden beams and maybe ghosts. The barn is still standing but is now also full of old junk and maybe the ghosts of livestock. Sam, as a kid, had the job of feeding the cows when he visited, and still has a soft spot for them.

Cecilia said...

Farming is very underappreciated.