All the ingredients to make Autumn Chutney are in the pot and heating up on the stove. The apples are from the trees here at Bealtaine. Onions were grown here as well. The stove is burning wood grown here also…which all adds to the sustainability of living…and living well.
I posted the recipe for this last night…so you can easily find it on the previous day…just scroll down and click on the link to go back…
Delicious and top quality as all the ingredients are sourced or grown by myself. Shop bought chutneys just come anywhere near this stuff taste-wise!
And lots of material for the compost heaps… All the apples used in this chutney were windfalls!
I have been reading a lot of stuff on Twitter recently about how pointless it is to plant trees and the importance of protecting our woodlands and forests! Well, the latter I do agree wholeheartedly with, but as for the pointessness of planting new trees…that’s just damned silly! Anyone who has planted a tree in their lifetime will testify to that!
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn
them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
Seven years ago there were NO trees here on this land…just some in the rather neglected hedges that skirted the land. All you see on the blogs I post are trees that I have planted…over 600 to date. the willow I am harvesting in this photo is a catch crop, planted inbetween the actual trees.
However, there is another very important reason to plant trees and willow and anything else you can think of…biodiversity and wildlife!
Those same people who believe it futile to plant trees should ask the little bird who built this nest if it was futile!
It is amazing just how much we can create from nothing with the magic of Gaia. This was a rod of willow I just stuck into the ground…
Real change needs to grow from the roots up…that means ourselves, individually and collectively getting on with it…creating the world we want to live in.
We are Change http://youtu.be/ji8iYgLx8G0 Listen with your Heart…
I planted my own little orchard this spring. It’s great. Anyone who thinks planting trees is pointless has their head screwed on backwards -lIke it’s totally pointless to have oxygen or something. Love your blog.
Good for you! Planting trees gives us purpose on this Earth…It’s the most spiritual of achievements…
Good God i quite agree.. who in their right mind would advocate NOT planting trees, i have planted hundreds in my lifetime and will plant more every year. everywhere.. mercy.. plant more i say,, chutney looks grand! c
Yes indeed, trees are fused with us on this planet…as a co-dependency cycle. And, of course, their beauty…who could live without them! Keep planting!