Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 121

WOW.  I just realised that we have reached Day 121.  It's pretty much 1/3 of the way through our 365 day picking from the patch journey.  It feels like a long time but also feels like it was just yesterday that we started this blog.  We've taken an amazing amount of produce from the patch in that time and learnt so many valuable things to help us through the next 2/3's of the year.  We have people from all over the world reading the posts and we feel honoured that you are taking the time to join us.

Not only are we online but we have also started a regular coloumn in the Backyard Aquaponics magazine.  The 1st article has just been released and we look forward to getting a copy to see how it reads.

So before I go on too much here is todays pick.

Beans, beans, beans and more beans.  I feel like I should be in an old western.  Thats all they ate and its the majority of what we are getting from the system at the moment.  Daily we get a feed of beans plus silver beet and some spinach.  An Asian dish with pak choi once a week is also currently a hit too.

I did manage to work out what the plant I couldn't identify a few posts ago was.  Broad Beans!  Did I mention beans :)

We did lose a Murray Cod.  He was outside the tank.  Must have jumped out.  He was still moving but was past any redemption so I had to dispose of him.

We had some friends over for lunch today.  We picked a few herbs including Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley and we also picked radishes and beans  (did I mention beans?).  We had some delicious seafood with the herbs added for flavour and side dishes made with the other produce.

We did notice a new cauliflower growing which is exciting.

And finally some snow peas.  They'll go well in a stir fry with the pak choi.

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