Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 160

The cold wintery days show just how much previous generations must have relied on preserving their winter crops.  Our system has slowed right down and we are just slowly watching things grow.

We still have some great picks of cauliflower, beans and silver beet but they are growing slowly.  We took out quite a bit and replanted recently too which has meant we have less mature plants.   On the up side the butter beans are stretching their yellow toes and it won't be too long before we have an abundance of those.

Our broad beans are starting to flower but as of yet no beans are showing.

We are however using a bit of our preserved summer crop which is great.  We are even considering taking another step with our "patch" and getting a couple of chickens.  They will assist us with our compost from the leaves, stems and things we have left after we pick our yummy veggies and also provide us with eggs.

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