Farm update - September 2011

Sep 01 2011 0 Comments Tags: update

Its amazing what a little rain can do!  40 mm actually, the first rain we've had since June, and with a little warmer weather as well, the garden is turning green again :)

The spring onion are flowering - I'm waiting to collect the seeds
(peas, parsley and broccoli in the background)

Broccoli, don't think it will get much bigger though,
looks like its about to flower so I'll have to pick it soon.

The crazy bean plant has re-sprouted!!!  Check out that stem!!!

Broadcast sowing of bok choy was a success,
I was hoping a few other things would sprout too though!
The chickens are laying and soon it will be time to start hatching some chicks, we're hoping to get started before it starts raining again, so that we get some better quality eggs.  We will be hatching Rhode Is Reds and White Leghorns again.

Bella is still providing 2-3 L a day and giving the rest to Molly.  We can leave them for a weekend if we want to and still have milk when we need it.  I am using the milk to drink, cook with, make yoghurt and cream cheese.  Its good to not have the pressure to make a hard cheese every week just to use up the milk!

The steers are cleaning up the back paddock for us.  Now that the weather has finally improved the grass is turning green again, so they will have plenty to eat.

The kelpies are happy as always.

Cheryl stood too close when we were scaling fish....
Chime was preoccupied with a giant bone from Bruce!


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