I thought I would share with you how I came to find ooooby.
I have posted my recent gardening experiences on my own blog so rather than do it all again, here are the links, in the order they should be read, rather than last first, if you follow me.

http://tracymcoz.blogspot.com/2009/06/piles-of-dirt.html
http://tracymcoz.blogspot.com/2009/06/womens-business.html
http://tracymcoz.blogspot.com/2009/06/day-3-and-compromise.html

That blog is supposed to be textile related, and thanks to Pete who left a comment, I have found this wonderful place where I hope to learn lots from the wealth of experience that is here, and have also found a great place to blog my attempts at growing some veggies.
It is quite ironic that I was directed to this site as I had made a promise to myself at the beginning of the year to try and shop locally, bake all my own bread, biscuits cakes etc and avoid the big supermarkets whenever possible.
I had not heard the term locavores before and had to look it up, so I suppose in my own small way I am supporting this philosophy.
Luckily there is a very good butcher in Stockton, which is on the other side of the Hunter River, my friends think I am quite mad driving over there just to buy my meat, it is often referred to as "over seas" as you have to actually leave town to get there LOL. But they make their own award winning sausages and smoke their own bacon and hams. I have bought lovely boned shoulders of pork and natural skins from them and had a go at making my own, well worth the effort and delicious. You can see them here if you like. http://tracymcoz.blogspot.com/2009/01/sausages-and-bread.html
I would like to blow my own trumpet here and tell you that we are half way through the year and I still haven't bought a loaf of bread!!
Hopefully - soon - ish I'll have some veggies to show you :)

Just checked the blog and it doesn't look like the links will work, so if you really can be bothered you will have to copy and paste the link.

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