This piggie has cauliflower ears.. must be all that rugby out in the field.
So, how many days until the end of September? We have run into a problem I did not foresee. We have eaten all the greens, there are no more tasty greens in the garden at the moment. The kale is decimated, it will come back though but not today. And as I am only eating out of the garden for all of September, and the bugs ate all the beans and no running to the freezer for a bag of peas, I am going to have to get imaginative. Scurvy looms. The new greens are still in the formative stage in the garden. My staggered planting staggered to a halt! oops.
I can start picking baby greens from this lettuce patch in a week or so. But not yet. I may have to think about turning celery into a vegetable instead of just using it for stock. I have plenty of celery. Mum used to make a celery soup when we were kids. I might try to make that today.
Old barn flock!
Young barn Flock. Son of the Son of Neanderthal Man otherwise known as Bob has stolen one of my Peghorn Leghorns. Cheeky Bloody Rooster.
Egoli has turned into quite the hunter. Tiba the other marmalade cat left me and went to live with the neighbours. They went fishing last week and I was feeding their cat, a good mile away, when Tiba strolled in. Snap!
Boo has learnt to jump the barn gates. I am going to show him this picture when he is older just to embarress him. Talk about struggle!
Blueberry pound cake made with honey.
The Granny Smiths are small but plentiful. They will take a while to pick but we will make a good apple cider from this tree and a few others in the area. Plus today I will make another apple pie. Apple pie keeps the scurvy away you know! And the old people here used to fry apples as a side dish, I can see why now.
Good morning. I hope you are all going to have a lovely day.
your friend on the farm, celi