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The week that was: broadbeans, honeycomb, and a touch of garlic

December 11, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden, Milkwood Farm | 5 comments | Author:

We just capped off a massive week at Milkwood Farm – running our last on-farm course till next year, farewelling 6 interns, harvesting honey and braiding garlic.

Summer seems determined to skip us this year. It’s now December and we’re still in winter jackets, and eating all the soup we can. What does it all mean? I’m not sure. But no matter what the future brings, we will need to keep picking broadbeans. Of this we can be certain.

Bees bearding the front of one of our Warré hives to keep cool, in the short stint of summer we received
Warré honeycomb, loaded with pollen, on Rose's sourdough with butter. Yes please.
Ashar and a portion of the garlic harvest (pre-braiding)
Catch of the day from the market garden
Broadbeans! Our constant friends.
Harris giving the tomatoes a bit of biofertilizer
Milkwood beetroot and lentil Salad (and more sourdough)
Potatoes up and ready for their second hilling and mulching.
Hey, the interns made the local paper! (click to enlarge)

Many thanks to Olivier Sofo for some of the photos...



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5 COMMENTS


  • eremophila December 11, 2011 at 10:27 am | Reply

    That salad looks delicious!


    1. milkwoodkirsten December 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Reply

      it was!


  • Deborah Brown December 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Reply

    Don’t suppose You would let us have the recipe for that lovely looking salad :-)


  • Music of Rain: sub-urban farm December 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Reply

    Somehow I thought you were in Eastern US or Canada…..but that you feel woe for a short summer in December. ? Guess I need to rethink that assumption.
    Debs…..missing my FAVAbeans.


    1. milkwoodkirsten December 12, 2011 at 7:27 am | Reply

      yep we’re down under :)



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