Lifeboat Farm

This Morning’s Bean Harvest
January 27, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: Food, Garden

Our Hungarian Waxy beans are proving to be phenomenal croppers – just a couple of minutes picking gave us this haul for dinner (and some for the freezer).

For small bushes they are hugely productive.


Our First Hay
January 26, 2009, 9:50 am
Filed under: Hay

This was our first year cutting hay on the property so we had no idea what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had 500 bales from the two fairly small areas we cut. This turned out to be a pretty big job, but we had some great help from Nick, Louise (and Amy), Neil, Terrance and Greer over the two days.

Here’s one paddock cut. From down the valley, this oval paddock looked like a huge thumb print on the hill.

One tractor with huge spinning rakes went ahead of the bailer – it looks like they are racing here.

Greer, poised to attack the bale…

Neil and Terrance, loading up.