Mary Walker
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Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have just moved from the city to the country and have a hectare of growing potential! We've just harvested the last of autumn crops (thanks to previous owner :), are planting our winter veges, and planning our spring crops and herb garden. We have fruit trees in place (just made a tonne of quince paste...) and more to go in the ground. Am slowly learning what my nana knew well - the joy of standing over a pan stirring boiling preserves.

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At 12:53pm on September 14, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Yep our honey has a wonderful taste - quite deep and complex. If you notice it crystallizing at all, warm it gently. It is something all raw honey does when it is cold. I thought since it will be Xmas before we are taking honey off the hives at your place that you would like a sample of homegrown to try. ;-)
At 8:55pm on September 2, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Hi there eggs are fine next visit. Our place is a moat, what a downpour this afternoon. Stay dry - Cheers Kristen
At 1:25pm on September 1, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Hi Mary, have checked the hives today. I have left a couple of boxes by them to use as a stand to put the hive boxes on as i am checking them so i dont have to lift them from the ground - back saver! I will be back early next week to replace lids and crown boards when new ones available. the bees are very busy. Lots of new nectar in the top box. that should be our honey harvest in about 3 months - Kristen
At 5:01pm on July 21, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
HI Mary, great to see everyone this morning. I have used one of your bouqui garni's this afternoon to flavor a lamb stew.' out of your back yard and into mine!'
At 8:05pm on July 10, 2010, Lynette White said…
I'd be certainly interested in a weekend meet- thanks Mary
At 9:01pm on July 8, 2010, Lynette White said…
I work during day so that is out for me sorry
At 7:50pm on July 8, 2010, Lynette White said…
I'd love to meet- just say when
At 2:35pm on June 28, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Hi Mary again, I've been thinking and It would be ok to have the meeting here in that week after the holidays. then we could talk bees, chooks and supplying the stall. I have a couple of non ooooby members that might want to be part of it too.
At 4:06pm on June 25, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Hi there thanks for the reply. I have my own stuff etc for the market so no worries, just wanted to give you the option of making a little bit of cash. Yams are $6.99kg in the supermarket I noticed. so $3 for a sandwich bag would be a go.

Can you ask Hamish, and think on it yourself too of course, how you would feel about a hive or 2 somewhere on your land. I have just purchased 2 more from a bee club member. We haven't picked them up yet and they are currently in Ohariu Valley. Initially they will come here but I will be looking to place them somewhere else soon. Could give you a share of the honey collected. That way you get the benefits without having to do the tricky bits. Happy to talk to you both about it if you are interested. Regards - Kristen
At 4:07pm on June 24, 2010, Kristen Morse said…
Hi there have you had a chance to dig any yams? I can collect tomorrow, and dig them up if your not able to find the time too with the little one. Let me know - Thanks - Kristen


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