|We are picking 2 Kg of berries every day. Most goes into our CSA boxes but I have been freezing some and making jam|
Corn and Zucchini patch then...
We are picking between 3 and 4 kg a day of zucchini and the corn is flowering. Next to the corn we planted beans which are now climbing up he corn stalks, with squash growing underneath, The American Indians "3 Sisters".
So much has been going on around here. A Steiner School year 3 camp, a baby shower for my daughter, a tour by some year 12 students environment club. I went to a talk by Ted Trainer on Living simply. Nothing new in what he had to say really - basically stop consuming so much, but we all know that don't we. His suggestion to us all was to join Transition Towns and support what they are doing as , in his opinion, it is the only chance we have of making a real difference. Previously he hasn't had good things to say about TT but he said that was because they weren't going far enough but now he says if we all get in there and do something it has a chance!.
After that I had a lovely dinner in the park with some other Permies, before watching a new film Growing Change-- A journey inside Venezuela's Food Revolution. It's a documentary by Simon Cunich. He spent a little time on our farm a few years ago and photos of our farm are on the film!
All our tours, workshops and courses are now finished for the year, so I hope that we can slow down a bit and gather our thoughts. We have many exciting things planned for the new year including some new projects!
But for now I need to take it easy for a while I think. I have some gifts to make for Christmas as well as some special things for my grandchild, as well as keep the market garden going. I hope to be more regular with my posts here as well. We'll see how that goes.