Our John covered a variety of plants with blankets but I think we are reaching the end of the summer vegetables.
Bobby Blanc is in love with one of the Surrogate Milkers. They are getting a handle on the routine very well and soon will take over a few milkings each week. Giving me extra time to get the farm in tip top condition before I go. I leave for New Zealand at the beginning of December, for three weeks. YES. You are coming too!
Yesterday we had a game of soccer with a basket ball. Ton Ton brought a stick thinking it was hockey and Charlotte refused to pass, even though Sheila was in the open… ah well.. lots to learn in the sports department.
We will destem and crush into big buckets and then the waiting will begin.
The grass fed, and alfalfa finished, beef we collected yesterday from the meat locker was tasted last night and was pronounced outstanding by Our John. I was deeply impressed. He had never tasted a pasture raised animal until we started to grow them ourselves. The steak was tender and tasty. A massive improvement on my first attempt to grow beef before I had enough good pasture. Raising only one steer a year means I have to get it right. I have had a great confidence boost from last night’s dinner. Everything on the plate was from our own farmy and gardens. I opened another bottle of last years Farmy wine -we have to decide on a name- and much to my delight it has mellowed, losing all it’s cleaning fluid notes. There is not a lot left. I probably should not have had so many ‘tastings’ through the year. I told John to hide this years vintage from me.
Good luck with that I hear you say!!
Have a lovely day.