Saturday, 8 August 2009

From the Garden Today

'Pink Fir Apple' potatoes & 'Gardener's Delight' tomatoes.

And the Bramley apple tree is setting a bumper crop. I've made an Apple Crumble from the best of the windfalls already; the rest of the windfalls have gone to Nicola's saddleback pigs.

The free ranging birds restrict my growing to the protected (greenhouse) and the unpalatable (for chickens). Thankfully we have a barter system with Oz & Janet in the village, who are devoted veg growers. Fresh caught trout or prepared venison = a very generous box of organically grown vegetables. I think we'd be in danger of getting scurvy if our only vegetable source was our own meagre garden.

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