THE FARM @ TONG SHA HU. dongguan

THE FARM @ TONG SHA HU. dongguan

Sounds like an upscale, organic, farm-to-table restaurant in New York, but no-it IS a real farm on the grounds of the park, and they serve lunch for visitors, and also make honey!

TONG SHA HU: PEOPLE. dongguan

TONG SHA HU: PEOPLE. dongguan

SHUI GUO. dongguan

SHUI GUO. dongguan

Apples special for New Year’s…I don’t know how it’s done, but I love it!

Shui guo, fruit, is one of the great things about living in southern China. Fruit is plentiful & delicious here!

Photos from my local fruit & veggie market.

LUNAR NEW YEAR/SPRING FESTIVAL/ CHUN JIE. dongguan

LUNAR NEW YEAR/SPRING FESTIVAL/ CHUN JIE. dongguan

Loving this little boy’s pants!

Although Chinese New Year has a lot of different names, the tradition is the same…it is a time (sometimes the only time during the year a family can get together in one place) for families to come together and have fun, eat food, and light some fireworks.  Last year we spent it with our dear friends at their house with family & friends.  We made dumplings and shared some rice wine, then when midnight struck, we bought some fireworks and had some fun in the streets!

This year was a bit more relaxed, and on New Year’s Day, we went to the local park to have a stroll…us and 500 other Dongguan residents!  The weather was great, a sunny 70 degrees, and everyone and their families were out for some good old-fashioned fun.