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Thankful for the year 2011

This post is linked to Thankful Thursday – hosted by Kate Says Stuff. Find the link at the end of this post and be sure to visit. As it is the final one for the year I am sure there will be some lovely posts.

I have so much to be thankful for this year as it draws to a close.  Firstly, the safe arrival of Cuddles (almost 1 year) is something that I give a silent thanks for each day.  He is truly a precious gift. I am thankful that Punky (almost 4 years) is such a lively little ball of energy with a hilarious sense of humor. He makes me laugh everyday and reminds me of what is important in life. I am extremely thankful I have two happy, healthy little boys.

I am thankful Mr Fresh puts up with me, loves me and works hard to support us.  I am grateful he is a handy man, and that he happily turns my ideas and requests in the garden and the house into reality. 

I am excited that I have found a new outlet for my passions of cooking and gardening in the form of this blog. I am very thankful for those who have supported me by reading it, those who have offered advice and those who have spread the word to their friends. Thank you!!

So this is the round up for My Patch for 2011.  My summer garden was planted close to the time that this blog commenced.  I set my self a challenge to collect produce I grow from the garden and use it to cook with three times a week.  To date it has been reasonably easily met with an abundance of salad and spinach items available.  Now the exciting crops are starting to come along.  I have an eggplant maturing, capsicums and tomatoes, snow peas, zucchini, leeks and artichokes and of course plenty of salad and spinach. I will start some new projects in 2012 but continue to write recipes for dishes made from the produce in my garden.  As my garden grows I am continuing to record the progress in my Garden Record Journal.  

Here are some pictures of my garden I took on Wednesday morning.





Head over to Kate Says Stuff Thankful Thursday to read the other posts.





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  • AI Sakura December 29, 2011, 12:06 pm

    so lovely to grow and cook the produce from your own garden! my mum used to do that.. but space is limited (and expensive!) in Singapore and we don’t have that luxury anymore.. happy new yr to you! wishing u many more things to be thankful for in 2012!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Kyrstie December 29, 2011, 12:45 pm

      Thank you Ai, yes I feel very fortunate to have the space and time to grow a thriving veggie garden. Happy new year to you and your lovely family. I hope that is a special year for you. K

  • Rhianna December 29, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for a wonderful year ahead

    • Kyrstie January 1, 2012, 10:49 am

      Thank you Rhianna, to you also. Thanks for continuing to read. K

  • Jess December 29, 2011, 1:31 pm

    A great list of things to be thankful for! So important to be grateful for our kiddies and our husbands; I know I take them for granted.

    And blogging is a fantastic thing!

    Happy new Year to you!

    • Kyrstie January 1, 2012, 10:48 am

      Thank you Jess, Happy New Year to you also.

  • katesaysstuff December 29, 2011, 7:10 pm

    Thanks for joining in Kyrstie!

    Your garden is so inspiring! My little veggie patch is coming along nicely, I’m looking forward to the harvest 🙂

    • Kyrstie January 1, 2012, 10:48 am

      I will follow along to see your progress Kate, glad to hear your patch is going well.

  • E. December 29, 2011, 11:43 pm

    Great list of things to be thankful for, especially the ones about your family. Enjoy your garden and your cooking.

    • Kyrstie January 1, 2012, 10:50 am

      Thank you I do really feel so grateful for my lot 🙂 , best wishes to you for a great new year.

  • Sif December 30, 2011, 10:44 am

    Hi Kyrstie, this is my first visit to your blog and wow, I’m impressed that you’ve been able to make such good used of your garden – I keep meaning to do the same thing and always find reasons to put it off. I’ll definitely be back to read how you’re going and gain some inspiration for my own efforts!

    • Kyrstie December 30, 2011, 3:51 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely feedback Sif. Keep me posted on your progress. Thanks for visiting. K

  • candikota January 3, 2012, 11:43 pm

    yummy salad and make me hungry friend, attractive blog

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