A photographically irrestistible protruberance, vegetable rejectamenta and preparations for winter.
We gave the pigs some fresh straw bedding in their hut. Surprisingly it has stayed dry inside despite all the recent rain. They have been happily munching away at our vegetable rejectamenta, including partially rotten apples, along with their usual dry feed.
The tomato season has finished. They will no longer ripen. So the plants have been removed, and the remaining fruits harvested. We have hundreds of green ones which can be made in to chutney; Lee-Anne has kindly offered to do this for the members if they donate a small amount of money for the other ingredients. The remainining ripe tomatoes are all of the black variety, which turn partially red when ripening. They are quite a beautiful-looking fruit.
We unfortunately lost one of our turkeys during the week, to a mysterious death. Apparently this is a common occurance and we buy more turkeys that we expect to be able to harvest. One does wonder why it happens though when there’s no obvious cause.
Work goes on to put fresh manure on the soil and prepare sticks for tying vegetables to.