Sunday, October 15, 2006

At the Port

Down on Torrens Island there is a farmers market we like to go to on occasion. It's only there on a Sunday from 6am-1pm. This morning we thought we'd head on down there. Growers go there to sell their fruit and vegetables, and it's by the water, so there are a couple of fishmongers there too. We got a few bits and pieces, and took Cam down to where the fish were being sold, there were some pelicans and seagulls hanging around for a feed. As the fish were being cleaned, they were being tossed the scraps. Cam was transfixed by the pelicans!

Often we purchase cases of seasonal fruit for bottling, but today there was nothing I really wanted to buy in bulk. Later in the year there will be stone fruit, so I'll head down there again depending on the yield from my fruit trees. This is the first year they're bearing fruit, so I don't really know what to expect, or how much will be eaten before we get to it.

We've even had to net our strawberries more heavily this year, the blackbirds are getting so tricky!

The market is not far away from Port Adelaide, so we had an amble around the wharves. I'm always the over protective Mum and got worried every time Cameron got close to the edge. I remember my Dad taking me to the same place as a child, and worrying about me, so I guess nothing changes!

We were going to head to Ikea afterwards, but Martin got a call telling him something was busted and he would have to go to work. He would have had a 5 hour drive, fix something and come home again, so it was going to be an overnighter. By the time we got home, the site had come back online and he doesn't have to go. Oh well, there will be other opportunities to see Ikea. That is just the nature of his work.

Hope you're all having a great weekend! x o x

6 comments:

Hedgehog said...

I love those pelicans!

Anonymous said...

I love your minature quilt...the colors are so pretty, the quilting is excellent and the flowers how they pop are great...the pictures of the pelicans is neat...wish I could go there...I love IKEA..there is one close by my daughters and we go there every time I visit....it is one of the highlights of my trip...Have a good week...Toni

quiltpixie said...

pelecins are always so lovely -- we get them at a lock not far from me, swooping and diving to catch the fish that are stunned from their journey over the fall... I've never netted my strawberries from the blackbirds, sounds onerous. I do often hang lots of alluminum pie plates on posts so the move and bang in the slightest breeze which seems to help...

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Are you a Port Power supporter Tazzie?? Lions fan needs to know...

ForestJane said...

Hmmm, the only times I've heard of stones and fruit together are... freestone peaches, where the pit comes out easily, and sometimes the pit in an avocado called a stone.

Either of those what you're meaning?

Dawn said...

I've never heard of stone fruit either! I"m going to have to look it up! The wharf and market sounds like a fun day though. Too bad your husbands call had to cut it short.

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