Monday, 15 June 2009

Winter Colour

Scarecrow's Log: 14:06:2009:

Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
~Edith Sitwell~

Temperatures this week:
Lowest Min -1.0C
Lowest Max 9.6C
Highest Max 14.0C
22mm Rain mrgreen

What's happening in the garden?

Colour in winter...Pink Correa

More colour and growth:
Cabbage, Calendula, Cauliflower and Rosemary.

None this week course topic this week was pruning...

Pruning Fruit trees, Rosemary and the Saltbush hedge out the front...some of the fruit I picked off for the chooks first.

New in the Garden This week:

A visit from a Grey Butcherbird with his delightful song for such an aggressive predator!
See this link for more info
And here for photos of his earlier visit

Weekly Harvest Tally:
Doesn't include Greens fed to the chooks on a daily basis or herbs picked for use in the kitchen for cooking or tea making.
Carrots Atomic Red***479g
Celery Kintsai (Soup Celery)***60g
Pumpkin Queensland Blue***2708g Found hiding above the chookrun gate! eek
Swede Butter***168g
Turnip Golden***425g
Lemons***4959g Juice frozen in ice cube trays for later use.

Plus a yummy mix of greens for soups/stirfries/salads...Kale, Lettuce, Watercress, Chives, Parsley, Sea Parsley, Soup Celery, Beetroot, Turnip and Swede Greens.

Don't tell the chooks but we are still buying eggs... eek


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