Woodland and Mallard ducks forage through the lush vineyard cover crops and gardens as the wet weather gear and gumboots get dusted off ready for the winter rains, which bring much needed nutrients for the plants. Chrysanthemum, marigold, Mexican sunflower and salvia show their beautiful flowers for all to enjoy.
Grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon and kumquat are being harvested and transformed into tasty treats, adding that warming citrus component to our winter menu. A trio of kale and palla rossa radicchio have begun to mature with the cooler temperature bringing out the contrast of red leaf and white veins with delicious flavours. Plump fennel bulbs, kohlrabi, turnips, radish and watercress are adding their qualities and a bit of spice.
The sunrise has reached its most northerly point on the horizon and the winter solstice brings on our time to collect the fresh calcium rich cow manure from our lactating cows, which is packed into horns and buried for 6 months producing the BD 500 preparation for use over the entire farm. Horn silica, basalt and clay preparations have been exhumed and stored.
WE ARE CURRENTLY HARVESTING…
Lemons, lime, grapefruit, oranges, beetroot, radish, chard, kale, turnip, peas, salad greens, herbs, edible flowers, horse radish.
If anyone has any queries in regards to the garden, please feel welcome to ask… Cheers, Jaimie