Well it has been a very wet week – as I write this on Saturday afternoon after a day free of rain the land around Milkwood is still running water. Lovely and the OMG is loving it still. But we are happy now to see some sun after what seems like weeks without it ! I love a sunburnt country …..
Another PDC begins today so here is Sophie loading up with garden goodies to feed the masses that will arrive this evening for dinner.
All this goodness – yum. And things flourish on the vine …
Spaghetti squash climbing over the east fence creating a green border – and just one of the bigger fruits
A close-up of squash on the fence – and (right) our climbing beans (of which we are harvesting heaps and heaps – well many buckets actually !)
Capsicums with tomatoes and marigolds amongst them (companion planting)
Sweet corn flourishing alongside the Cucumber Cathedral – and a close up (right)
(Left) Olomovic Tomato – supposed to be a Determinate – but ours are most definitely growing and ripening all the time.They are really nice. And (Right) our favourite Cherry Tomato which are delightful, tasty and prolific.
(Left) San Marzano tomatoes just beginning to ripen. We now look forward and hope for more sun to bring them along faster(Right) These Red Pear tomatoes are growing enormous. Very meaty, and good for salads and sandwiches…
The OMG at the end of week 23. New compost heaps in the foreground…. more of those to come.
But before we go – here is our Top Dam (provides our irrigated water at 40psi) – over-full, with swales on either side full too.All our Dams are now a maximum level.
And finally (ahhh) – our latest arrivals at Milkwood, hatched just 2 days ago. These are Langshan chicks hatched by an Arauchana mother. In due course they will be in the OMG clearing out beds that have finished cropping….