On the Hunt for Joy: Plant Sunflowers

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It all happened two years ago, but never forgotten and I have my photos as a memory. There is a field where every year something else is planted: sometimes wheat, perhaps corn and one year sunflowers were chosen. The seeds are used for the production of sunflower seed oil. It was a wonderful sight to see, so many sunflowers packed into a field. This was really a symbol of joy.

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On the Hunt for Joy: Plant Sunflowers

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 17 – Start a Garden (indoor or outdoor)

Shaggy Mane Mushroom amongst the cucumber seedlings

The beginning of a garden always has surprises. I have had my garden for 20 years and learnt a lot, but it starts with a seed that germinates. Often other unwanted plants germinate as well, but some can be interesting.


And then you can get adventurous and decide to grow a avocado tree (in Switzerland?). Of course you keep it indoors and might even be successful.


I would not really recommend it. Your avocado might give up, or even get attacked by some unknown invader in the pot. Many are the avocado trees I have grown and disposed of. Now I eat the fruit and dispose of the pit.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 17 – Start a Garden (indoor or outdoor)

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch it Up

Deep Freezer

It was more like “switch it on” when I decided to order a deep freeze chest.  I have a freezer in the kitchen, but just normal size. With corona virus hovering around and me bein a golden oldie I decided I should have more reserve groceries at home. My son reminded me that it is always good to have a store of useful food at home.

I decided this was sensible and so I ordered my new freezer as I discovered I had enough room in my laundry room. I must say this is really an investment that has payed off. We now have Easter, and at last I have been able to cater for everything in advance. I have a few frozen breads, fish, vegetable and also some meat inside. img_0501

At the same time on an empty small table also in the laundry room,  I switched up my reserves of canned food, jars, oil and pickles, and even two bottles of white and red wine (for cooking purposes of course). I think I am now set for the next crisis that might happen. Actually the Swiss government has always told its citizens to have an emergency food supply – you never know. I am not quite sure if this was joy, it was hard logistic work and I registered everything with dates, but I am now quite satisfied with the result.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch it Up