A day at the farm

A Photolog of our day at Summit Organics

Our first job was harvesting snow peas, unfortunately we were too busy snacking to take any photos…Yum! Actually, it’s important to snack so that you can tell the best snow peas for the markets. You don’t want them to flat or too full….in the middle is just right!

Next we needed to move some irrigation hoses off the rows…

Rachel hard at work πŸ™‚

This took up most of the morning…. these rows will then be gone over with the rotary how before more crops are planted.

Back in action after being unwell for a bit...

Then it was time to weed the ginger rows…here is some of the incredible ginger that is growing on the farm…

a handful of ginger...

After we had been weeding for about 30 minutes this little fella dropped in to inspect our work! “Oh yes, you’re doing a very good job!”

Inspector Burra

Apparently he was satisfied… and flew off to Β a nearby stump take in the views of the valley below.

We passed inspection

And we kept on with the weeding… because it really needed to be done. And the rain stayed away all day, which made us all very happy.

Rachel and Aidan at work

Before we knew it, it was time to go home, and everyone was sad to say goodbye, especially Molly, the other dog in our life…

Molly the farm dog

And finally, here’s a photo of the harvest from today…

oodles of beautiful food

Happy Adventures everyone!

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4 thoughts on “A day at the farm

  1. Hi again – the photo essay is another gr8 idea … not just as a visual treat/document of a particular day but also I guess it eases the load/pressure of word-processing. Your prior blogs have been so interesting & rich in detail (setting such a high standard) that I’ve been concerned in certain ‘heavy’ weeks it may be an unnecessary burden to maintain the same regular standard/volume of typed text. We were also intested to read the comment by Charles re carrot tops – good one! We’d also like to learn of any similar uses/applications for celery tops. Gr8 also to see Rachel up & about striding in the gr8 outdoors!

    • Hi Ian and Pam,
      My mother always used celery tops when she was making soups with celery inside, especially celery soup. I just love the taste of that, although from speaking to other people I think it’s not that often to find people who like it. You could probably make a pesto from it too, although they can be quite strong, so you may want to use a mix, 50% celery tops, 50% something else – I read of someone making a rocket pesto so maybe something like that πŸ™‚ Have you ever tried beetroot tops? They’re absolutely delicious too!

  2. Awesome, I’ve never seen a kookaburra (spelling?) before. They look quite mighty πŸ™‚ That’s a beautiful stack of veg you’ve got at the end. Do you have any plans for the carrot tops? You should consider making a Pesto out of them… it’s really yummy! πŸ™‚

    How were your seedlings after all the hail by the way? You mentioned that you were crossing your fingers for when you went in after breakfast in a previous comment…

    • The kookaburra (you got the spelling right) is a ‘mighty bird’ indeed. They have a mighty voice, they are mighty bold (renowned for swooping down and snatching food out of people’s hands) and I think they are mighty handsome too! Thank you for the pesto suggestion. In fact, I had planned to make pesto from a huge bunch of coriander I picked yesterday, but since reading your post, realised that i left it in the cold room at the farm!! Damn it. Anyway, at least i can still make pesto! And I love trying new recipes, so thank you again πŸ™‚ very exciting… Seedlings were actually doing fine and growing happily. There had been a lot of rain but only light hail, and they were all mature enough to survive. So fingers still crossed that we don’t get anymore wild weather and our crops make it through! Will put up a post about our day at TAFE over the weekend as we went into Grafting, which was fascinating.

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