Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of garden yoga over the Brassica beds. Continue reading
Friday morning – it felt a little chilly overnight so when I did my pre-breakfast walk through the garden I took this photo of my morning temperature reading… the lowest this year. Winter is coming. Continue reading
“Rose” I called “More tomatoes”. There followed a muffled scream from inside the kitchen….. well who can blame her ?
In the past 2 months she has chopped, dried, reduced, baked, Vercoled and sliced 536kgs of the red beauties.
OK she has had some help from most of us (see the picture of Tomatoe lovelies above with cheery smiles) but the responsibility has been hers….
and not a bare foot has been used (sadly – oh to be in Italy or Spain …..). She told me the other day that she has now made over 150 Vercola jars = about 150 litres of chopped tomatoes and passata sauce. Not bad – and there are several tens of tomatoes still in the cool room. Continue reading
Has it been a wet week or wot…. 98mm up here in the hills that are home to Milkwood Farm and OMG – that’s 1/6th of the annual average.
So much rain fell on Thursday and Friday we feared a flood on the creek flat and so decided to dig up a lot of potatoes just in case and so they did not get washed away.
And here we are washing and inspecting them before storage in the dark of the Woolshed store room – amused by Baz and serenaded by the ever musical Harris in red gum-boots.
Another week of amazing harvests from the OMG – this time of ripe and luscious Roma Tomatoes (here wheeled in by an amazed Andrea)
21 Weeks and all is going well – lots of blooming and cropping going on, and the team is coming back to Milkwood for the New Year adventures in all things gorgeously, wonderfully, excitingly, stupendously, awesomely – Permaculture and Organically Gardening !
Rose is back ! and here, lovely as ever, with more lovely crops
How to plant and grow your onion seedlings the Allsun Way – as learned from Eliot Coleman …