Friday, November 27, 2009

Self Sufficient Mamas

This year my husband put in a veggie patch at the back of our yard. Its something we have been meaning to do for a long time and after enlisting the help of a clever friend we got to it.

That was about 8 weeks ago and it has gone gang busters since then.

Here is the patch when we first started - this was the day we planted seedlings:

And here it is 8 weeks later!

We are going to harvest some zucchinis tomorrow and we have already been eating lettuce.

There is definitely something very satisfying about self sufficiency at any level.

Do you have a veggie patch or another form of self sufficiency you would like to share with us...chooks, worms, composting, veggies, fruit trees...its always inspiring to see what everyone else does!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November CM Blog Giveaway

Well can you believe we are in November already! And that means another giveaway!

This months giveaway has been made for us by Peta and boy is it gorgeous! Aren't we lucky to have so many talented mamas giving away their things!

Peta has made us a Bloom by Georgie Hallam.

Size: Medium to fit 6 months to 4 years old (chest: 17 inches/43cm to 23inches/58.5cm). Length: 17.25 inches/44cm

Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8 ply in Ice (Gentle machine wash recommended by BWM though Peta would probably handwash).

The pic of it being worn is on Jessica and she has a 22 inch chest.

Leave a comment and I will draw this in December.....Good luck!

Congratulations Sally!

Congratulations to Sally from the Virtually Sally blog for being the winner of Octobers giveaway of the wonderful girls nightie made by Cathy.

What a great mama made item and thanks again Cathy.

Stay tuned for the November giveaway!