More rain – from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May another 68 mm of rain. Fortunately, we have sown conventional canola, clover, durum wheat and barley crops in our paddocks following the last rain, however it is very wet now! In the garden garlic, climbing snow peas, radish, silver beet, broccoli, and a green manure crop of oats, peas and beans are in the process of being planted.
We are trying our first paddock of durum wheat this season and are keen to see how it goes as it has not been grown in our area before. Our hope is to make our pasta with our own grain just as we make our sauce from our tomatoes- totally our farm to your fork in both seasons!
All of this chilly and wet weather has certainly made making our vegan jerky a more enjoyable task, the dehydrator warms the house nicely. Rowena has even developed a new variety we will be introducing soon and the name is very apt for this time of year- “Winter Warmer” it has red wine and walnut in it and has a stronger, deeper mouth feel than our earlier varieties; we are certainly looking forward to sharing it with you all.
We hope everyone is staying dry and warm by the fireside and enjoying the indoors for a bit;
Until next time,
Rowena & Andre