Another Wednesday morning at the farm

Today we had our usual Wednesday get together over at the farm where I have my allotment.

I did a bit of work on my allotment. I took the wheelbarrow over to the paddock for another load of horse poo to spread on my plot, grubbed out a couple of old broccoli plants, and then I watered the few remaining veggie plants. Only took about half an hour.

We are having the Annual General Meeting at the farm on Sunday and I’ve been asked to organise the catering for the BBQ we will be holding afterwards.  So it was time for a final catch up with the ‘catering team’. We are working on about 40 folk turning up. We have thrashed out the menu, willing helpers are poised and ready to go, and we’ve worked out who will be at the BBQ turning the snags (sausages) and kebabs and frying the onions. There will be no shortage of salad.

While this was happening volunteers were at work harvesting food in the community garden ready to put on the Share Table to be shared out at the end of the morning. Here is just a small selection.

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White mulberries, with the occasional rogue red one

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Curly kale

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Tomatoes harvested by our youngest gardener

And here is the gardener who picked all the tomatoes in the bowl and a good amount of the white mulberries.  He is just making his way through the nasturtium bed, maybe looking for chokos, they share the same area of ground and he managed to find one a couple of weeks ago, even though the season was just about over.

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Our youngest gardener

Then it was time to down tools for morning tea. Alongside the tea and cakes we feasted on mulberries straight from the food forest and and strawberries picked fresh from the community garden.

Happy gardening.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 17:20:20

    The young gardener certainly looks like he is on an adventure. Those mulberries look interesting. Regard Kathy A, Brisbane

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 15, 2014 @ 17:34:08

      He does does’t he Kathy. This young fellow knows every inch of the farm. He’s been coming since before he was born. I think those white mulberries look like witchety grubs and it took a bit of courage to put the first one into my mouth. But they are so sweet and so yummy.

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  2. tootlepedal
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:45:36

    The white mulberries certainly don’t look very appetising.

    Reply

  3. The Garden Smallholder
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 02:06:17

    Lovely to see young gardeners getting involved, I wonder how many sweet little tomatoes were eaten while picking? 😉 Enjoy your BBQ, sounds wonderful!

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  4. narf77
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 07:24:16

    Sounds like heaven Jean and your grandsons are learning at your knee 🙂

    Reply

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