Sunday 6th February, 2011
Australia is still in the grip of natural disasters. Victoria has had their fair share of flooding in parts of that state, the latest being up around Mildura caused by heavy rain from the remnants of Cyclone Yasi.
Over the weekend it has been Western Australia's turn. Not from flooding but from fire. Reports have been saying that more than 40 homes have been destroyed from bushfires that are raging around Perth and this total could go much higher. They have been having high temperatures and very strong winds which have hampered their fire fighting efforts. When will all this end???
We are already seeing the effects from the floods in Queensland in regards to the price of bananas. Last Thursday we could buy them for $1.99/kilo, Friday the price had gone up to $4.99/kilo. I am sure these bananas weren't shipped from Queensland overnight Thursday. Just another case of the big supermarkets screwing the customer once again.
Went up to Robyn and Bob's to return their esky and blanket and came home with some yummy nectarines, peaches and plums. That's what I love about this time of the year....all the fruit that I love to eat are in season. Nothing beats the fruit that is grown in your own backyard.
Seeing we have such a small backyard we cannot have the larger fruit trees but we have tried growing miniature peaches, nectarines and apples in pots. We have had success with the nectarines and apples but the peaches are too floury to eat. I think it may be the variety of peach.
From the Lens.........Bob's garden is a fruit bowl