Got home about lunchtime but no time to sit still as the clouds were getting darker so with sandwiches in hand and eating on the run we managed to get the cow pea planted just before the heavens opened up. (Luck of the Irish!) Why plant cow pea? The cow pea was planted in the area intended for next years garlic crop and will be ploughed in as a green manure crop thus enriching the soil naturally. We ended up receiving 68ml of rain that weekend. Woohoo!
Garlic crop approximately six weeks from harvesting.
Here you can see the boys hard at it, putting the mulch on. The green tinge on the left is the young crop of cow pea. Behind that is the garlic crop. Grow my little darlings, grow.
All our family are pretty handy with the old pitch fork and we have one each. The formed beds on the right are intended for sweet potato and corn which we will grow for seed. Beyond that you maybe able to make out our milking does happily grazing.
The caulifower in the garden is almost ready for picking, yum love raw caulifower but the aim is to stock the freezer. Speaking of stocking the freezer we did over a wether and now have lovely chevron in the freezer. The mulberries are outdoing themselves so my next venture will be to make mulberry pie, wish me luck!