It was not a highly productive weekend here at the farm as we were overloaded with birthday celebrations. It has been cold, with a few light frosts this week and it was lovely to have a wander around the garden during the sun today.
I discovered that a few of the plants I thought were brussell sprouts...are actually broccoli.
And I am fighting an uphill battle with grasshoppers and caterpillars. This is the worst affected...totally decimated.
I now have a variety of lettuce to pick.
The peas were not a huge success but I did manage a handful.
And just when I thought the beans had finished...there are now a few more.
The gum tree garden has yielded some pest free kale...not as large as those near the chook pen.
The winter strawberries are still going strong.
I have these ugly tractor tyres lining the drive way and they are too large to remove...
...so I am working at clearing around them and will grow something edible to creep over the top.
I covered all of my young fruit trees during the frosts this week but the chestnut is looking a little affected.
There is a lot of little funghi growing around the garlic.
Pumpkins are popping up everywhere.
But may not grow any bigger with the upcoming frosts.
I am hoping the mulberry will have another season.
And on a funny note, it appears that the laying hen I was sold with the chook tractor...has now turned into a rooster! :)
Hope you had a great week at your place. What did you get up to?