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Don’t Forget Zone 4

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When we are focusing on our own backyards it is easy to forget that there is a zone 4 (permaculture concept) out there that is full of abundance if you are willing to look for it – even in a semi arid zone.

We are always looking for ‘free food’ beyond our borders.

This week Michael found mushrooms on the opalfields; they popped up after the rain. He is so careful about brushing them to make sure we don’t end up with gritty lunch. I pan fried them in butter and had them on some homemade chia and buckwheat toast

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Fat bastards for breakfast

Did you know that one of the popular varieties of asparagus are called Fat Bastards? Funny I know, but when you see them grow, you realise why…they really are fat!

Anyway, the point is, that I spent some time in the garden last week and one of my jobs was to prune the asparagus…which I have to say, was a pretty nerve wracking experience!

I am not sure how much you know about asparagus, but lets just say it is a lesson in delayed gratification as it is not until year 3 that you are really meant to start harvesting

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