Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Thank you and harvests have started!
Thank you to everyone who commented on Buddy. I really did take comfort from your words.
Here's the puppies happily sharing a bed in front of the Aga which is there new sleeping place.
So far this year, we've had 2 pickings of rhubarb. One lot was froze for the freezer and dehydrated. Another lot was used to make rhubarb Bellini (cocktail) per The River Cottage Yearbook which is my bible at the moment.
Here you go Cottontail Farm - as requested :)
We harvested our first salad leaves. Ste said it looks a sparse harvest, but salad leaves I shall just take enough for that meal, as they are at their best when just picked. These are oriental ones and were lovely, as far as salad leaves go!
Remember the big green thing in the rhubarb? Well thanks to Amy and DC who commented and told me it was a rhubarb flower, this mammoth thing has now been removed. There was also one on another rhubarb too.Guess what? The PSB is coming through too. Literally appeared over a couple of days. This was sown in August 2016 and takes up to a year to mature according to Monty Don but these are a quicker cropping if I recall, so hopefully we'll be having some soon with a melted blue vinny sauce....yum.
The asparagus is also starting to show so in a few days we will harvest this too! Things are really starting to take off.
The elderberry flowers are showing, next month we will be making Jack's favourite cordial with the flowers.