Lifeboat Farm


Sookie in Spring
September 29, 2009, 10:08 pm
Filed under: Menagerie

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Our not so wee foal posing for the camera. You’d never know she had knee surgery or weeks of physio.

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First cauliflower
September 29, 2009, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Food, Garden

You can tell it’s organic – there are weeds in the background. We had this with a delicious cheese sauce for dinner about ten minutes after this photo was taken.

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Protecting bean seedlings
September 28, 2009, 5:18 pm
Filed under: Garden

We had spent the afternoon planting and the wind was picking up so I put some straw bales on edge along the row to protect the larger bean seedlings.

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The smaller seedlings were quite happy nestled down in the wells we created in the mulch.

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A wee bit of rhubarb
September 28, 2009, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Food, Garden

Karen is quite pleased with this harvest – mainly because she got to it before the chickens did.

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A busy afternoon in the garden
September 28, 2009, 12:49 pm
Filed under: Garden

Daniel and Kelly helping out in the (so far) chicken proof garden.

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Karen showing one way of planting basil seeds between the tomatoes. I’m sure there are others, but they wouldn’t be as fun to photograph.

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Here’s the end result. Half the beds planted up, composted and mulched. Off to a promising start for Spring.

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Our bacon
September 27, 2009, 10:57 pm
Filed under: Food

I asked the butcher to leave our bacon loins whole this time so we could slice our own. Sometimes you just need stupidly thick slabs of bacon-steak. Now we can slice it how we like it, thanks to a smart TradeMe purchase by Daniel and Kelly. This piece is about a third of the loin, cut into a more manageable chunk for the slicer.

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And the sliced bacon, proving it wasn’t all sliced into half-inch steaks.

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