Saturday, 31 December 2011

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth - Day 3

We are building a fence!  We have removed the old rotting timber pool fence and are replacing it with a new aluminum fence.  Each panel has presented us with different problems and my DH and I have been very resourceful in solving them.  We are halfway there.

Friday, 30 December 2011

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth - Day 2

Today I am oven drying some of our abundant Cherry Tomato crop.  I found a recipe and the wee tomatoes have now been in the oven for an hour and a half so they are halfway through the drying process.  We love sundried tomatoes from the supermarket, so when I found this recipe for oven dried cherry tomatoes I just had to try it.  I also have a lovely recipe for Cherry Tomato pickle that I will try when the next batch ripens in a few days.

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth - Day 1

I have decided to participate in a 30 Day Challenge that I read about on another blog that actually originated from Marc and Angel Hack Life which has a post 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth.  I have chosen 4 challenges for the next 30 days.  The first one being to document everyday with one photograph and one paragraph.  This was to push me back into using my blog, which I have sadly neglected for some months due to work and family commitments closing in on me.  The other challenges I have chosen are to exercise for 30 minutes everyday, get rid of one thing a day for 30 days and to spend 10 minutes at the end of everyday reflecting on what went well.
There are lots of other great challenges that I intend to undertake throughout the year.  So here goes with my first photo and paragraph which is from yesterday, so I know I am already posting this a bit late, but I couldn't get to my computer yesterday.

This photo of a Strangler Fig was taken at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.  This is one of my favourite places in Port Macquarie and I visit it often.  The Strangler Fig starts it life as a seed dropped by a bird into the top of a tree, the fig then slowly grows downward, "strangling" the host tree.  Yesterday I took my daughter for walk through the rainforest and we were privileged to see some of the native birds sunbathing in pools of sunshine dotted amongst the cool rainforest.