Sunday, March 13, 2011

Somewhere over the may even find a farmer's market!

Hello lovely people!

I wanted to share this artist, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole' with you, I've renewed my love for his music.  It's really cheered me up as I say goodbye once again to friends that I love very much, who live on the other side of the world and were here for a very fleeting week.

I love his rendition of Over the Rainbow

Although we have the internet, phone calls, skype, facebook, is still so sad and hard to farewell friends and family you know you won't see in person for a while. A few people I love were here to celebrate the wedding of a friend, but left today.  I'm so sad.  It'll be ok in a few days but it is always so hard to see them and then know I won't see them for ages.

In other news, Lavender has become an almost fully fledged member of the Bok Flock  :)  Because she, just the like the others, stood out in the pouring rain today, getting completely drenched.  I also caught Astrid trying to scale the fence yesterday to get out of the garden!!  Naughty chook!

Yesterday I went to the Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers Market - I try to go every month as the produce is so varied and wonderful.  Plus now that my vegies are pretty much over for now (other than the monster eggplant which just keeps giving...).  I love the farm, we've had Miss Bok's birthday party there every year for the last 5 years.

One of the many vegie garden allotments at the farm

I am so planting lots of sunflowers next Spring!

I bought a spaghetti squash!  Can't wait to eat it! And grow it next Spring :)

This market was the first time I've tried fresh pistachios. They were delicious!
Hmm can't say chai tea has ever helped me with a hangover...not that I'd ever
have cause to have one of those of course LOL!

I went to the most beautiful wedding later that day.

instead of a guest signing book they had a wedding tree of everyone's fingerprints

Tomorrow is a public holiday! Yee har!  Am so glad I'm not going to work tomorrow :)


  1. Wow look at all that produce. I wish we have that kind of beautiful harvest. What a lovely idea using fingerprints instead of a guest signing book.

  2. Thanks for posting that video...I really enjoyed it!!

    I am happy to hear that Lavendar is settling in with the others.

    Have a nice day off of work!!

  3. Your farmers market photos are wonderful! I love the pig! We have a pistachio farmer down the road from us...aren't they beautiful and delicious!

    My daughter had Over the Rainbow played on a ukelele for her wedding: she loves Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition: she calls it *her* song.

  4. I've never been to the collingwood childrens farm! Im going next time the markets on, It looks great!
    I hope the public holdiay today cheers you up! YAY no work!

  5. I love a good farmers market. The produce available always sends my head spinning and frantically planning how I could go about replicating those kinds of harvests! lovely photography. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    ...and also, one of my favourite renditions of a gorgeous song.

  6. Fresh pistachios! Now I know I'm not in Kansas... well not in England either ;) What a lovely market to skip through on a beautiful day. Lucky you!


  7. What a beautiful rendition of Over the Rainbow, I listened to it and watched the video, which makes it even more beautiful, then I listened to it again and continued to read around your Blog...It was lovely background music..Thank you so much for sharing, it has made me feel all warm and Fuzzy....:)
    And there you go, showing off that wonderful Melbourne place again....Lucky Duck, what an assortment of Produce!

  8. hehe I just had to share two things in common with this post, well three if you count that I love farmers markets.We had our first dance to Israel's Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world. A truly gorgeous song :) And that wedding cake looks like ours except we had strawberries around the tiers! :)

  9. You've made my day... love that version and have often wondered who was behind it... now I know! Thanks... Georgie x


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