Himself was working from home today, and we sat in the garden eating lunch, when I looked down and realised its all our own home grown food. It seems every day we eat something home produced, even if its only the jam on our toast or chutney, but in the summer there is more.
We are digging our new potatoes now, and I did too many yesterday for tea, so kept the leftovers and made a potato salad, with some chives thrown in. It sat on the plate with hard boiled eggs, pickled beetroot (last years), lettuce and rocket. All our own, and washed down with homemade elderflower champagne.
We are not self sufficient. I’m not even sure we would want to become totally self sufficient – sharing within a society makes more sense sometimes etc. Transition town attitude an all that. But it is still satisfying to produce your own food, and so much fresher and tastier too. Not to mention free from nasty chemicals. Oh.. i just mentioned it…..