A farm week
Everywhere I turn, something needs planting, harvesting, weeding, cooking, feeding, hauling, picked up, butchering, watering and moving. The days are long and the nights are short. I’ll just try to say it in photos. Food, slow and close to home.
I think I may have vanished into thin air… . They do too!
Don’t let people tell you Cornish Cross won’t graze – if they didn’t, this broth and schmaltz would not be golden.
And the the broth is gelatinous too. Perfect for adding extra nutrition to your cooking.
Hakurei salad turnips and Mishayage Daikon radishes. These are not your grandmother’s turnips. We snack on these like apples they are so sweet. And the greens are good too.
Another myth: It’s hard to grow celery in the home garden. Of course, it won’t look like the stuff from California. But it will take neglect, low water, and is great for adding flavor to summer salads and soups.
Been spending some time here harvesting too… .
Grassfed tallow awaiting rendering.
Our share of Blackie.
Himalayan blackberries on the way. Love/hate relationship with these noxious weeds!
Meat and milk on the hoof.
Styrian seed pumpkins
Kale planted last July. Still kicking, but not for long. This should have bolted but I guess a greenhouse on your head kinda changes the order of things.
January King cabbage from last July too, same greenhouse treatment… . I don’t recommend this method of perpetual cabbage – just stick with reseeding. :(
Ruby Ball cabbage from last July. Apparently I cut these in the right place on the stem to stimulate more head formation. You can see how large these plants are – Melvin weighs about 75#’s.
Joan rutabaga seed.
Berries calling my name.
Hope all this didn’t make you too tired to check out Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday collection of posts for July 3rd. Looks like some good recipes, reviews and always some good opinions and facts!