From the Farm

Dec 24, 2010

26 December 2010


Drove home from the Farmers Market Sunday and the rain followed me, I have never seen rain so heavy - for 30 minutes it came down like a river from the sky. It stamped branches from the trees along with a hundred year old Macracapa on the boundary fence, branches over a foot thick dropped on to the fences smashing them to the ground. The problem was Mac trees make stock abort and our Egyptian hoggets were in the paddock, so we shifted them and got in to clearing the fencing and cutting up the timber for firewood. While I chainsawed Ila stacked the branches for burning and Samuel fixed the fences. We got in for tea at 10.  A long day with the early start for the market.

Two more loads of firewood for winter and the other thing the rain has given us - Mushrooms we have never had them so early. Just enough for a feed every night. Ila has cooked mushrooms and lamb mince and today cooked a fantastic mushroom pizza with home made goat cheese and nitrate free bacon. With Ila home and cooking it leaves Ruth free to get into sorting chickens and a bit in the veggie garden.

We got the last of the Christmas mail orders away Thursday. Carted the organic grain up from Hawera from Bio grains as everything closes for the holiday.

Managed to get the last bushy hermit straggler sheep in for dagging. Fluke really, Samuel was hunting wild goats for house meat and for the dogs and pushed the sheep forward with his dog. So that's the dagging finished and some good young goat for eating.

At the Farmers' Market this week

Boxing day - Yes I will be there or the bank manager will shoot me. But Janine is off with Rod fishing camping having a good time. Good on her. She is a great help. 

Ethicatarian food this week

  • Duck eggs, Bantam eggs, Hen eggs
  • Wiltshire Lamb
  • Dry-cured, Nitrite-free Bacon and Sausage
  • Indian Game, Ixworth, Black-bone chickens
Bring your visitors nothing else to do better than Farmers Market 

See Ya Sunday Currie St 9 to 12 :-)

 

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