Sunday, 9 December 2007

Th's the Season of Red

December is in the air. The mornings are filled with the smell of chestnuts flowering. This unique smell also heralds the start of the berry season. The bottlebrushes are in full flower.

Along with the feijoas

In the northern hemisphere, Christmas has it red holly berries but here in the Adelaide Hills we have yummy raspberries, red currants & gooseberries

This is a busy time for us harvesting, packing & selling our berries. I don’t do anything special at Christmas but I thought you may like to see a photo of a gingerbread chook house I was given a few years back

I hope you all enjoy your picnic in the botanical gardens. I’ll catch up in the New Year or you could always drop into our farm shop, opened each day from 9am to 6pm between now & Christmas & get some yummy berries or interesting preserves.

If you pop in after 3pm you may be able to share some ice cold Elderflower champagne. Thinking of which for those who party at Christmas I’m looking for 60+ empty champagne bottles for next years batches. I’ve always used beer bottles but If I give away a bottle of elderflower I have to ensure I get the empty back (for Quentin’s Beer & they don’t make good bottles anymore.) You can get crown seals for champagne bottles so I think they are the go (look nice as well)
Last week I harvested my garlic see pictures.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Deb your farm looks so great, we must come up and buy some goodies this week. I love champagne so shall certainly do my best to get you some empty bottles!