Sunday, 27 November 2022

November Swim Session

Has spring come early? It would seem so...if the weather was like this and it was March I would be planting lettuce seeds in my box garden! I resisted the urge to sow but did take the garden hose out of winter storage so I could fill up the ducks' pool. Do you think they appreciated the gesture? Wait for it...they really go nuts around the 30 second mark.

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Lots of Holiday Cheer but No Snow!

We are not sure how to feel about the disappearance of the snow. We're hoping Christmas in Perth will help keep us in the holiday spirit. It was a gorgeous (and warm!) afternoon for the small town festivities.


Friday, 25 November 2022

Ugly but Beautiful

We pulled the last of our turnips today. They may not be perfectly shaped but I am proud of the turnip harvest we produced this year - enough for us and lots more to share! These ones are destined for chicken soup.


Thursday, 24 November 2022

November Harvest

We are still pulling carrots from the ground. These ones are as sweet as candy!


Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Christmas Turkey?

 Pecky Becky is in the festive spirit and wants to join in the holiday fun. If only she could come inside...

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Growing our Own

 With the price of veggies can you blame us for growing our own?! The cost of LED lights, seeds, and well water is negligible - whereas the cost of fresh greens at your finger tips is priceless! Right now we have lettuce, parsley, and scallions. Yum!

Monday, 21 November 2022

Recipe: Satisfying Salad

Our kale is still going strong in the garden but the last of our parsley and mint is getting covered up by the snow. I knew it was still down there though and look what I managed to dig up from beneath the snow! This is more than enough parsley and mint to make a wicked tabbouleh salad! What a win!

This was completely covered by snow 15 minutes before!

Parsley is a great herb to grow. It is so flavourful and hardy. November salads from the outdoor garden are incredibly satisfying.

Recipe: Gael Glen Farm's Tabbouleh

1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked couscous
1 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup fresh mint, minced
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion, minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
juice of 3 lemons (9 tbs)
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste