Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Slow Living Month 3

The month of March was jam packed with much happening in our lives. It was the end of the first school term for the year and we are still enjoying our holidays. The days have become shorter and the evenings cooler. I am enjoying the sunny, yet not too hot autumn afternoons.  It is good to reflect on little achievements and link up with Christine of Slow Living Essentials again. 

With in between autumn weather, we have enjoyed fresh greens from the garden in salads at lunch or on cooler days we have enjoyed soup. I tried a French onion soup which was delicious and then the favourite butternut soup with a hint of curry. Our youngest had fun making an Irish stew and Irish soda bread as we were learning a little about Ireland.

Not much this month besides pickled red and green chillies from the garden and a second batch of pepperdews. A few beans were blanched for the freezer. 

This month our neighbour's son was collecting cans for a school recycling project so we added ours to his stock pile.

Hubby made some traps for the fruit flies which tend to congregate in the kitchen. It is a simple vinegar and water solution in a glass dish and covered with cling wrap. Tiny holes are poked into the cling wrap and the once they fly in , they cannot escape. 

Harvested and enjoyed: lettuce, spinach, pepperdews, green peppers, herbs, carrots, beetroot, tomatoes, beans and spring onions.

I planted some peas and a few have survived. Time to really pay attention to my garden before it is too late for a winter harvest!

I enjoyed creating a birthday gift for my youngest God daughter.

I have been discovering new ways of cooking and healthier eating plans for hubby in order to gain better control over his blood sugar levels.

My youngest and I took part in the Chaeli Campaign's Walk 4 Wheels 4km fun walk. 
We took part in a mini Easter Swap through Worldwide Cultural Exchange.

It seems March has been the month of embracing moments with extended family and friends. My sister and her family have been visiting from the far away farm. Cousins have enjoyed their time together. We have visited at my dad, seen my aunt and uncle and cousins.
 A wonderful time of re-connecting all round!
The weather has been good enough for beach and forest walks too.
The kids and I enjoyed Body Worlds exhibition, my Dad's art in the park exhibition at Groot Constantia, and a visit to one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, Babylonstoren.
Our youngest took part in the Junior Argus Cycle tour and hubby and I had the pleasure of watching a rugby match between the Stormers and the Brumbies at Newlands.
March marked our 21st wedding anniversary too!
We celebrated St Patrick's day with a fun neighbourhood get together.
Easter weekend was celebrated with family and friends.

Slow Living 2013 - Month by Month


  1. March is such a lovely month I think, with some great bounty from the garden. I do so enjoy the cooler weather after the harshness of summer.I love your little blackboard idea. Very cute.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, lovely to visit you too!

  2. Hi Wendy, nice to share in your month. Your harvest looks amazing! Congratulations to you and your youngest on the fun walk, too. :)

    1. Thanks Christine. Lovely to be able to share, thank you!


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