Summer is always a busy time of year – made busier by a drought. Thankfully we have had nine amazing interns on the farm over the last four months.
After a hot and dry summer we’ve gotten a good soaking rain – about 60 mm over three days. Enough to dampen the soil and plant a winter crop of leeks.
And also to prep a new annual bed and soak the compost piles through.
Strawberries and yakon are responding to the rain.
Some pumpkins have been harvested and are curing on the edge of the stone driveway.
There are more ‘winter squash’ among the second planting of tomatoes.
The third planting of tomatoes is starting to take off.
We’ve been drying chilis on the solar dehydrator. These will be the next batch to be harvested.
The beans are going gangbusters even through this trellis has been knocked over twice by severe winds.
And finally, to bookend our summer the first lot of ducklings are nearly full-grown…
…while the last lot of ducklings has just hatched.
Looking forward to a slower autumn.
2 thoughts on “Late Summer Permaculture Update II”
Looks great! How do you employ your ducks? Are they primarily for eggs or meat?
A bit of both. We sell most as adults to clients who want to process their own birds.