|Another 3lb of Strawberries.|
|8lb of rhubarb, ready for chopping up and freezing.|
|Success in growing Garlic at last.|
We had already had a good crop of cauliflower although they all came at once, a lot of them got frozen for use later on in the year. Broad beans and spinach are cropping well. The Blackcurrant and Redcurrant bushes are laden, the blackcurrants already showing colour. Another success are the Gooseberries, again this is a crop that we had had little success with in the past, but here our bushes are full of fruit. Clearly this is a very good growing area.
The pigs are growing well, they love having visitors and know how to play to an audience, they are still clearing the bramble patch for us. They love their food, mornings they have their cooked breakfast consisting mainly of root veg , potatoes, carrots, beetroot, sometimes there is celery which adds flavour for them, and on occasions asparagus! a handful of rolled barley and a couple of handfuls of pig nuts and they are set for the day. Tea time is probably their favourite meal, normally consisting of lots of fruit plus their nuts and barley. Apples are their favourite closely followed by peaches, grapes and bananas.
|Todays donation, plus two sacks of potatoes.|
|The Geums give a lovely splash of colour along with the Lupins.|
|Sweet Rocket, beautiful perfume.|
|Viburnum, the snowball bush.|