I'm slowly on the mend, having been decidedly unwell for a while (and yes, getting older in the middle of it. Weird how a year can pass just in a day :-)).
We're definitely into the starving months (when spring veg aren't quite up) and I am regretting not having put more effort into my brassicas (we've always done well with brocolli. Not this year). I think by the time summer comes we're going to be very very sick of swiss chard (sliverbeet) and fennel, and for some reason, leeks. A few asparagus have been eaten, and the Artichokes plants are looking 1)fantastic 2)okay 3) a bit small 4)too small 5) too small 6)deceased (yes I have 5 plants) Still we still have frozen apple and frozen tomato and lots of dried apple, and some other fruit. And I have been getting enough Cape Gooseberry to eat off the plant. That's it for winter fruit, so that is quite relevant.
August was just generally windy and horrible - barely got to sea at all, thank heavens for shooting. We still have loads of meat, it's just fish and shellfish that are at historic lows. I have a new rechargeable yacht spotlight to try for wallaby. We're still cutting firewood - but the ground is now so boggy as to cut me off from my favorite she-oak patch - a pity it burns hotter than most
Hi Dave, I have Kohl rabbi and chilli if you want.... HeHeHe. :-) Bill.ReplyDelete
Just keep telling yourself that spring is on the way (less than a month, officially).ReplyDelete
Lisa S. in Seattle
I might fool myself, but can I fool the plants? (East Astralian current cold winter water makes our spring late - but Autumn later (as we get summer water from the North in mid-Feb)Delete
I've got my next season's courgettes and silverbeet in, we had quite a mild winter so I've still got carrots and spring onions.ReplyDelete
The other day for some reason I was thinking about that mussel soup you made us in Empangeni. Yum.
Corgettes already? My word. My spring onions are going to seed, and my carrots getting old. I have some that planted in May, but v-few.Delete
Chili... Bill, my bum has barely recovered from burn on the way in and burn hotter on the way out, last time.ReplyDelete
I've been craving potato and leek soup recently.ReplyDelete