Thursday, 18 August 2016
Harvest and Gluts
Sometimes you just end up with lots coming ready at once,
Cucumbers, I picked 8 this morning
Flash enjoys a chunk of cucumber for breakfast amongst the strawberry plants, but can only eat so much cucumber.
over on Two Men and a Little Farm they had a lovely easy recipe yesterday for refrigerator pickle, I am going to give this a try to use some of the cucumber.
As well as the cucumbers todays harvest
was lots of chilies they will be dried, courgettes and peppers they will be used at the week end in something, french beans and the last 6 corn on the cobs they are now in the freezer.
Last night it was a lovely harvest of mushrooms
I had them fried in butter to have with my dinner.
Tomatoes a good 3lb I am going to make into a tomato base for future meals.
there is also regular pickings of lettuce, spring onions and salady bits, daily eggs and milk from the goats.
How are you using your gluts up ?
Friday October 22nd 1982
Checked ewes, all OK.
Rained nearly all day,
did more clearing up rubbish around the farm.
Molly and Douglas arrived about 10 o'clock
Put sheep licks (2) in the field.