August is a brilliant time of year when we really start to reap the rewards in the veg plot. We've had plenty of potatoes up until now, so I've just started harvesting the last lot of 2nd earlier. Now these ones are brilliant, huge yields and a definite keeper for next year. Athlete they are called so I'll add those for 2018 list to pre order.
I took the trug out and soon realised it wasn't going to be big enough.
So I piled them high and went in search of a bucket, neverfar away here.
Granted these went in a long time ago, but they've stayed happily under ground and we're very nice on our Sunday lunch.
These are my wacky potatoes. I know a few of you have grown these and Louise is growing them this year too. It was on the bucket list and one I can tick off. Salad blue potatoes are a purple colour (why are they called blue then?) and we had some mashed on the Sunday lunch today. They were nice and didn't taste any different but the purple is a novelty and a good talking point for the family we had stopping over with us.
They did lost their colour a bit when cooked (I steamed them) but still fine.
These green beans were our first of the year too.
I also wanted to show you the geese, how much have the goslings grown? They're coming on well and should be a good size by Christmas.
Ryan the house good wanted to get in the shot too.
We've had a lovely weekend. It's actually felt like we've had plenty of time. We've been processing the pigs which I'll blog about tomorrow but have also had our nephew visiting which everyone's enjoyed. Mind you, at 15 years old he has hollow legs!! I need to grow a lot more of our own before mine reach that age!
He's helped out with topping the nettles, collecting the eggs, processing the meat and walking the dogs. None of these things did he see as jobs, just a fun way to spend time with us all which is lovely.
I made a Sunday lunch today followed by rice pudding and it went down a treat. The kids sat on the sofa and watched the end of a film eating it. Happy days.
Right, best get everything ready for work tomorrow. My last week before 2 weeks off and I can't wait!