First of all, what I didn't do today was eat breakfast. Also I didn't get hungry - or at least not hungry enough to notice - till 1pm. Then I cooked up a big brunch stack: pumpkin and egg pancake, mushrooms, silverbeet and a piece of hoki with tandoori spices. It was A. Maze. Ing. Cafe style food for less than price of a pie. I finished off with a few grapes and pieces of dark chocolate.
What I did do was plant a dozen red cabbages and about two dozen onions. That sounds like way too many cabbages and not enough onions (since I can easily use one a day). But it's a start and I sincerely hope the chooks don't get them.
I kind of shamed myself into the gardening spree because I actually bought silverbeet today. This is shocking, no way should I - feeble gardener though I may be - have to part with my dh's hard-earned cash to purchase silverbeet. Or even pumpkin. Both grow sooooooooo easily here there is simply no excuse. I do in fact have a few silverbeet plants in, but they are not quite ready and I have been missing it, even though I have been enjoying the leeks.
Chickens have produced 42 eggs in 23 days, or average of 1.8 per day.
Thanks Doc, yes that's what I figured. One head a week would be ample if they last in the garden that long. I don't mind red cabbage but if they all mature at once I'll be snowed under. I like them in warm meat dishes eg with lamb chops or pork chops.
Thanks for the encouragement. Well, they're in now and all I have to do is wait.
I might put some garlic in next, last year I grew elephant garlic, it was very easy and successful.
If you like reading about gardening, I think Eliot Coleman would be a great sorce of information for you. He has several books out, specifically you may find his books on gardening in winter and on year round gardening interesting. He is a pretty big name in the organing circles here in the states.
No root crops in yet, I have had only limited success with carrots in the past but I do use a lot of them so would be worth having.
Thanks for the book recommendation, I will seek it out.
Dinner: Roast pork with crackling, pear puree and feijoa and ginger jam.
Roast root veges: Carrot, parsnip, kumara, beetroot.
Snack earlier was muesli with milk and cream. Even though non-primal (oats and peanuts), it tasted good and really filled me up.