Late Summer Permaculture Update II

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.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.58 pm

And also to prep a new annual bed and soak the compost piles through.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.43.26 pm

Strawberries and yakon are responding to the rain.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.43.14 pm

Some pumpkins have been harvested and are curing on the edge of the stone driveway.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.43.51 pm

There are more ‘winter squash’ among the second planting of tomatoes.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.24 pm

The third planting of tomatoes is starting to take off.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.32 pm

We’ve been drying chilis on the solar dehydrator. These will be the next batch to be harvested.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.45 pm

The beans are going gangbusters even through this trellis has been knocked over twice by severe winds.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.16 pm

And finally, to bookend our summer the first lot of ducklings are nearly full-grown…

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.44.00 pm

…while the last lot of ducklings has just hatched.

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 4.42.05 pm

Looking forward to a slower autumn.


Peace, Estwing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s