Warfare, Death and Destruction… well the latter anyway. Continue reading
Week 29 already, mid-March, 3 days to the Equinox – we had a debate here about the end of summer/start of autumn : is it 1 March or the Equinox ? There are various answers – whatever you decide the summer fruits are ending and winter crops going into the ground now. Above see Michael planting out Red Drumhead Cabbage in their soil blocks. Continue reading
Another damp week at Milkwood where we got 35.5mm of rain and a few dull days.
Where has summer gone ? A bit more sun would bring some of the solanaceae to ripen faster, but the leafy greens and salads love the cooler weather.
Here is Paul, a graduate of the last Milkwood PDC and now WWOOFing for a while, with 1.5kg of spinach. Yum.
It is said Christmas is about children – and what nicer thing than picking peas with your son on Christmas Eve. As a Brit this is still something that I cannot get used to even after 10 years in Australia – Christmas time should be cold. But hey ! ’twas a lovely thing to do on a fresh rain-washed morn down in the OMG ! It was a family affair – parents, grandparents and friends all gathered for the harvesting …
This has been a week of departures and winding down for the holidays – all the Milkwood Interns left and the rest of the community leaves around this weekend. So it we go in the spring harvest for processing over the weekend…. feast your eyes on the Milkwood OMG bounty !
Well we like to start our weekly blog with a picture of a happy smiling person … so here is our Market Gardening Hero with a selection of his wonderful veggies …. Mr Eliot Coleman of Four Season’s Farm in Maine USA(courtesy Barbara Damrosch http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/photo_gallery/harvest/pages/Barbara_Damrosch11.html)