Tuesday, September 29, 2009

4 years today!

Today we quietly celebrated our 4th anniversary of being here in Srebarna!

We cannot believe that the time has gone so quickly and here's to another 4 years!

We were still busy with lots of guests and Mike had the opportunity to Volunteer over in Malta with CABS. (see srebarnabirding.blogspot.com)

We cleared out the greenhouse this week and finally harvested the chickpeas!

As you can see there were not very many.They only survived in the greenhouse, those outside did not do well at all.Although fun and interesting to grow I don't think we will bother next year.The yield was low and they took up quite a bit of space.

We did however really enjoy, or rather Mike did, making our own fresh hummous...

After eating this it all seemed worth it!

We also used up all the green tomatoes by making some fantastic green tomato chutney, it's a great way to use them all up with no waste.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September rains!

At last after over 2 months of hardly any rain in this region....it has arrived!
and with it everything in the garden is once again refreshed!

The little pond we made has really now turned into a little haven for all the little creatures....a bit different from it's before picture in June (see June's entry for pic)

We have been busy harvesting again pumpkins, walnuts and hazelnuts.

Some of the tomatoes are still holding on in the greenhouse though most of them are now coming to an end...

The Canna that our dear friend Friend brought over has not done badly for it's first year.It did flower lasy month with a beautiful yellow flower however even now it makes such a lovely display with it's leaves...

And now with the cooler temperatures all the flowers seem happier.....