Wednesday.

Good early work morning with lantana slashing and layering high up under the Night Cap cliffs.

Clusters of three or singular of the Earth Star ………………….. Geastrum Triplex. A puffball.

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Tadpoles.

Because the rains have been patchy this last season, the frogs came alive for spawning later this year. Now, as the water drains from the small pond, 100s of tadpoles are clustering. I top up the water level everyday from the gravity line and have started throwing in fermenting pineapples already hollowed from the bower birds feasting off them.

2 photos, not focused but I like the colours and the movement.

All the soil run off after the floods visible beneath the water. Ideal for recycling back to the gardens.

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Adani petition.

IT’S HAPPENING 

The conversation is changing! Thanks to you the spotlight is firmly on Adani and the danger to our Reef. 

It is almost time to deliver your petition to the Queensland Parliament. Can you sign and share before Wednesday?

 

 

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Abundant chilli ready to be harvested.

Garden has many chilli ready to harvest.  3 varieties from birds eyes to bells.

Advertised on Gumtree to come and pick you own.

Donation to Huonbrook Herbicide-free Active Volunteers.

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The sun has returned.

Rain meant my turmeric curing strategy in the sun was delayed. 200 kilos harvested with half dried. Today, Sunday, the sun is back and the deck is covered with drying turmeric.

 Grant scrubbing the turmeric.

Curing.

 

http://www.doorsteporganics.com.au/index.php?route=product/search&search=TURMERIC

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http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/antarctic-turning-green-moss-growing-climate-change-global-warming-a7743246.html

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Turmeric.

Turmeric.As the harvest begins here  it is worth refreshing why turmeric is held in high regard in India.

Turmeric is one of the most traditional and versatile of spices used in Indian cooking. Its used prolifically in a host of Indian dishes ranging from starters, lentils, beans and vegetables. It has been used for centuries as a curative and cleansing agent. Since early times, it has been associated with purification so that even today, an Indian bride and groom are ritually anointed with turmeric as part of a cleansing ceremony.

Turmeric paste is used as a quick household antiseptic for minor burns and wounds. Also used to sooth inflamed sinuses and is said to help purify the blood.

Turmeric, boiled with milk, sooths an irritating cough. Mixed with water it is used as a skin cleanser.

Turmeric is considered sacred by Hindus.

On festive days, Hindu women apply an auspicious dot of red powder ( Sindoor) on their forehead and one of turmeric on each other’s foreheads as a mark of respect, friendship and goodwill.

Turmeric is an excellent preservative and is used extensively in pickles. I add it, grated,  in the hot oil for stir fry, before I place in my other ingredients.

 

Ginger.

 

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