Weeding, seeding, transplanting still continue but all the vegetables and two farmers are longing for a proper dose of rain, we need about two to three days worth of gentle rain.
We did finally got some rain on Friday evening, only 45 minutes and it was still under half an inch but it was an odd feeling not to be getting up every 30 minutes and moving water lines! The overcast day on Saturday gave it a chance to soak in but we had to put the sprinklers back on on Sunday evening. The high heat this week and again the 48+kph winds drying the ground, causes the vegetables to look very unhappy and with no rain in the forecast it looks like we will be running the sprinklers every evening for the foreseeable future!
What always amazes us is the crops we do not water as much. This years melon patch is growing well the bees are busy pollinating it and we have already started to spot the odd watermelon in the patch!
Creekside Yoga which has opened in Stirling and Kevin has just launched Primal Crunch which you will be able to purchase at farm pickups. It will work on a honesty system so we will leave a jar next to the crunch, if you take a bag (each bag is 400g) please leave your $12.00 (please bring the correct change with you) in the jar for Kevin.
What is Primal Crunch? It is a premium granola, designed as a healthy alternative to traditional breakfast cereal. The mix of nuts and seeds with all natural sweeteners makes a delicious meal that is grain-free, oat-free, gluten-free and low-carb. Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a handful of berries for a meal that will keep you going all morning long. It also makes for a great snack when you're on the go.
This weeks basket:
Zucchini - Zucchini chips
Cabbage - This is on my list of things to make this year! How to make Sauerkraut
Eggplant - We love eggplant! There are so many things you can do with it, we will try and post a different recipe to try each time eggplant is in your boxes! First up is Ratatouille
This might be subject to change as we may have fennel but it is not very happy due to heat and lack of regular rain.