Summer harvest

Me and Nellie down under the apple tree

Me and Nellie down under the apple tree

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Now as you all know, it is summer time here in the sunny Mangamahu valley.  However, mummy is starting to prepare for autumn and winter planting.  While we will never be self-sufficient it is good to be able to grow and eat ones own produce.

60 Bok Choy seedlings

60 Bok Choy seedlings to be planted out in a few months.

Lettuce and cauliflower seedlings

Lettuce and cauliflower seedlings

If you remember from our last post, there was a photo of our bean tripod, well today mummy froze the first of the French beans for the season.

img_7423Then we had a visitor from our neighbour Farmer Van with three containers of home-grown manuka honey.  We will be soon having some hives on our property so in the future we will be getting some more honey.  We will let you know.  Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.


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11 Responses to Summer harvest

  1. oh to have honeymaker on your meadow is a fab thing… hope that bees are well-behived and they will not come too close to you :o)

  2. Things growing, we miss that in our winter wonderland!

  3. Yummy stuff grown and growing there! So fun. Be careful around the bee hives when they come. Sometimes bees don’t give you a second chance to reconsider…..

    Love and licks,

  4. fredrieka says:

    Fresh is best. I believe in checking on the neighbors

  5. Kismet says:

    Oh goodie. I’ll fly right down to give you a bird to go along with the bees.

  6. Wow! You are harvesting yummy green beans, and we are harvesting cold rain and possibly an ice storm! Ghostwriter says she wants to move to where you are.

  7. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Mom loooves honey
    Lily & Edward

  8. harrispen says:

    That picture with the beagle is just like us. We bark at lots of things which gets the other one barking and then we like to feed off each other. You all probably never do that right? 😉

    Millie & Walter

  9. Oooh, French beans, a favorite at our house. Your garden is really impressive. 😄

  10. Our mom would love to see growing things again!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. corkscot says:

    Living in Florida has made me a farmer of sorts. I have avocado, carambola, mango, banana, and macadamia trees. It is fun to harvest your own produce.There is always enough to share the wealth with friends and neighbors.

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