Been a bit busy over the weekend as we got involved in the local Cygnet folk festival, which was heaps of fun, so here are some random shots from the garden…
Our girls, Midnight and Dawn (so named by miss 8) chilling out in front of the new slab. We have a slab! Ready for our big shed! Well, Stewart’s shed really. Apparently if I am lucky I might be allowed to store a few jars of preserve in there. And maybe some cider.
I only have the two chickens for now – we need to get the proper chook house built before we can get more. At the moment only one sleeps in the mini pre-fab chook house, and they both just free range all day. So far they have been very restrained around the veggie patch, for which I am grateful! Once the shed is up we can focus on getting the veggie patch fenced in.
I’ve let all the salady / raddichio greens in my first bed go to seed. Who knew they could produce such gorgeous blue flowers? I can’t even remember what this green was. I’ll have to go looking on Provenance Grower’s website, as I bought the seedlings from their stall at the fab Farm Gate markets in Hobart.
My first spud harvest! I usually go ‘bandicooting’ potatoes far too early and then end up with a bit of a sad crop. I had resolved this time to resist the urge and see how good a crop I would get. But we were short of supplies one night, so I caved and plucked these for dinner – yum!
A close up of Julia’s garden with her angel under the bean teepee. With the weather heating up I really have to secure a good local source of spoiled hay to use for mulch.