Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fresh Produce

One of the things I was hoping for when we 
moved on to our little piece of land was to be able to 
grow fruit trees, have vege's and herbs with fresh eggs.

We planted out first lot of fruit trees while the house
was being built and although they are still very young
we are already seeing some results

Our first season of limes
and strawberries from the herb  patch.
They are so worth home growing and so easy to grow.
The only problem with a small patch is we only get a couple  every 
day or two, so may need to make a bigger patch 

Fresh basil for my hubby's home made pesto, Yum!
We made home made pizza last night.
Fresh basil and tomato puree for the base, its the best.

The herb / strawberry  patch.

And our one and only olive from our two little trees.
We are going to marinate it just for fun, practice run
for the big crop, hopefully.

We have also been working on some landscaping.
Still work in progress but getting there.

Hope you are having a great Thursday.


  1. You homes looking fantatsic!
    we grew a vegie garden this year, the foods have so much more flavour that stuff you purchase, well wrth the effort!!

  2. Mekaela,
    Your house is so nice, and how great that you have started to plant fruits and vegetables. I hope to live in the country soon and do the same thing. There's nothing like home grown. I love the little olive; we used to have two big olive trees in our back yard at our old home. I miss them. You're doing a great job with your home, it's beautiful.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  3. We just bought a new house with a fruit orchard with trees up to sixty years old - I'm very excited to have fruit picked straight from my tree. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am your newest follower!
    Melissah from Coastal Style