in the garden, dungog

I know it's been a while since I did an 'In the Garden' post but last time I visited Dungog, there was little in bloom. I spent last weekend visiting my brother Farmer Andrew and the chicken ladies and this time spring was definitely in the air. 

The air was redolent with the fragrance of blossom and I came home with a bag of oranges, fresh from the garden. I made (and burnt) an orange poppyseed cake while I was there, from Farmer Andrew's home grown eggs and oranges and once I cut off the burnt bits, it tasted pretty good.

The garden was in full bloom so I spent a bit of time wandering around the garden with my little camera.

I found some secret places in the garden I'd not seen before.

I love wisteria and was pleased to find it was still in bloom.

Another spot of colour in the garden.

My favourite flowers in the garden - the poppies.

I've just returned from a 4 day trip to Brisbane to find the painters have been and gone. It's lovely having the place look so fresh and clean but I've just spent an hour sweeping, mopping and replacing furniture with still loads more to be done. I've not been near the kitchen except to make a cup of tea and to fill the fridge with food.

I think I might escape the paint fumes (and the ironing) for a while and head to the gym. I'm hoping to get back into the kitchen this coming weekend so see you all again next week with some baking.

Bye for now,


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