Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Southern Highlands, NSW
Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Of cabbages and kings

"The time has come, the Walrus said,
to talk of many things,
of shoes - and ship - and sealing wax,
and cabbages and kings"

or in this case, cabbages and Shi Tzu's 
(apologies to Lewis Carroll).

THEY do eat rather a lot of cabbage in the winter. SHE loves the way it looks in rows in the kitchen garden - lots of different varieties, so its jolly lucky it's one of HIS favourite veg. 
SHE says one of the great pleasures in life is to go basket in hand and pick dinner moments before you cook it, knowing its so healthy because of HIS organic compost and no nasty chemicals. Actually we usually do the picking on the return of our walk through Italy France and England. The three paddocks at Lynwood are named after these countries, so Bella, Sally (when she's here) and I do what we very grandly call 'The Grand Tour' most afternoons on a nice mowed path HE has made for us.

First cabbage of the season.

Last of the zucchini, constant leeks and delish tender lettuce.

These are all from the garden - beetroot, fennel, potatoes, carrots & garlic.

As you can see SHE hasn't had luck so far with the Brussell Sprouts, but Bella is sure they are in there somewhere - that's me on the left.

HE & John built our garden just high enough to be Shi-Tzu proof ! 
 If you want a beautiful vegetable garden designed and built for you don't forget Jonathon Purvis at