Hello there! Everyone survive the festivities? Hope you are all relaxing and living on leftovers!
I played mostly in the kitchen today… but failed to take any photos.
Made up the rest of the plum pulp into more jars of jam so we are stocked up for a while.
Baked bread, put a few things into the dehydrator (lemon peel, strawberries, a few raspberries and some cucumber.)
Started stage one of more ice cream.
Covered some of the dried strawberries in chocolate!!! Oh my! Like they are going to last the evening!! (Not!)
The apples are looking quite good. This tree seems to have less codling moth than the other one. We are spraying them this year. (Nothing too chemically tho of course!) Hopefully it helps. Must give them another dose tomorrow if its not too windy!
My air dried oregano seemed ready so I stripped the leaves off the stems.
Most were crunchy but I felt another few days in the sunroom spread out on a tray wasn’t going to hurt
I got a parcel today!!! Only my best mate (who lives on a farm) would wrap something up in a feed bag and send it through the mail!! Cracked me up.
Anyway, she sent me a crazy paver!! I am pretty excited… I really want to make some cool pathways so can’t wait to get in and have a go.
Would love to also use some of those million beach stones we have collected to decorate the pavers too!
The hothouse is doing well… I have it more under control this season than in the past. Probably because I have been strict about digging up the self seeded tomatoes instead of letting them rule the roost!
Some of the replacement corn seedlings have popped up
Next round of lettuce seedlings also doing fine
Plums!! Cherry plums to be precise.
A few here and there have been ready, but wow… if we harvest even half of these we will be swimming in them!
Time to buy some new buckets perhaps…
Yesterday I got back into the main garden and mostly finished off the weeding in the bottom area
It did look like this:
Now we have gotten to this point:
I have started clearing out the raised bed as we use up the lettuce. Either the new lettuce can go in or maybe some more beetroot as it seems to be having a hard time getting properly going in the duck yard garden.
Also going to start trying to kill the pathway grass with black plastic laid over some spots for a week or two
(I plan to ask farmer friends for the silage plastic covers when they unwrap a bale – I guess they just throw them away.)
Yesterday I got another kilo and a half of raspberries, and also happily picked some more tomatoes!
Hope your holiday season is just wonderful!