in the garden - dungog
Have you heard about ‘Christmas in July’? As Christmas in Australia falls in the middle of summer, roast turkey with the trimmings and plum pudding when it’s 35°C outside is a bit of a challenge. Someone came up with the brilliant concept of celebrating Christmas in July when it’s the middle of our winter. In the past I’ve celebrated Christmas in July in the Blue Mountains and this year it was Dungog's turn.
It was a rainy old weekend, perfect for a hearty roast dinner. I arrived at lunch time so I roamed around the garden for a while, camera in hand, before heading back into the kitchen to do some baking.
I think I like the garden best when it’s the middle of winter and you have to search to find the beauty. Here are a few things I found.
Iceberg roses, just a little past their prime.
Things made from wood and wire and of course, the girls.
I love Farmer Andrew's chickens so I always take the opportunity to visit the hen house when I'm in town. Sunday morning I helped feed the girls their breakfast and here they are waiting (im)patiently.The girls had the option of hot muesli or toast and the toast was a definite winner.
Come back Wednesday and I'll show you what I made with a little bit of help from the ladies.
See you then,