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Winter Solstice and the long nights

By on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog Posts, Summer, Winter | 0 comments

Crikey, I miss summer. I miss it with the same ache I imagine for a Jane Austen heroine dreaming of her potential husband. And, like her, my tormented imaginings are not entirely realistic.

Naartjies, cabbages, slugs and grubs

By on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting, Winter | 1 comment

I slipped a juicy segment into my mouth. The juice exploded into my mouth: Honey-sweet and tart. Lush. My tongue and teeth popped the little sacks of liquid. In my mind’s eye a crowd of Californian surfers stood on their boards and cheered in unison. I glanced down to pick up another segment.