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Winter harvest on the farm


Well, it's been quite a while since I posted anything about the farm. It's still going strong though I don't spend as much time out there these days (I wasn't sure they could survive without me! emoticon ). We still have the goats - I think there's 4 in milk right now. The sheep are being parred down to just the 'pet' ones as we have too many and don't know what to do with them! The chickens and ducks are going strong and laying lots of eggs and of course the the winter garden is doing just great.

Here's my take-home haul from the garden this week:

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On the far left is Tatsoi - it's a Chinese green kind of like bok choi. Then 2 Daikon radishes (the long thin ones) and one White Lady turnip (sweetest thing you'll ever eat!). A bunch of Red Russian Kale in the back, some broccoli in the front, along with some salad greens and dill. And finally a big crookneck butternut...which I can't even stand the look of right now! One of my silly food aversions (nothing orange and cooked - winter squash, pumpkins, sweet potato, carrots. yuck!). It's going to my brother so it will have a good home! emoticon
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Oh nice haul! I absolutely love White Lady turnips....have you ever tried "CHIPS"..to just barely 'deep fry' or healthier....bake in the oven (just spread a bit of virgin olive oil around cookie sheet) bake 350 degrees till crispy around the edges and milky smooth tender in the middle? DELICIOUS...... emoticon

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Nice haul, Texas! I love raw turnips..I like that little bit of 'bite' they have. We'll eat them like apples around here...even Wadisi, our wolf, loves raw turnips.
Our radishes didn't do very well this year. Neither did our squash. I only got enough squash to make a few jars of squash pickles.

I hope your winter garden continues to give you such a wonderful harvest!!!

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More yummies from the farm!

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This week we have lettuce on the left, then a pile of turnips (three kinds - white lady, purple top and some red one) with cilantro on top. Cauliflower in the middle, spinach above it, two daikon radishes and a few teeny 'other radishes. Broccoli on the far right and some collards buried somewhere in the pile!

Whew, with hubby out of town this week, I've got a lot of veggie eating to do!
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I see a salad there!!! Fresh spinach and lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, radishes..and even raw turnip. Good with a raspberry vinaigrette and maybe some pecan pieces and sliced apple if you don't want the raw turnip.

Another nice haul!!!!

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Like I just said in the other topic...now I'm hungry for a fresh salad! emoticon

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Another bunch of goodies. A lot of the same - cauliflower, turnips, broccoli, radishes. But also this week Swiss Chard (the greens in the middle), kohlrabi (the green root looking thing on the top right) and yellow carrots!

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And of course, I added the eggs so you can see all the fun colors. The blue is washed out, but some of the light eggs are truly blue!

With hubby out of town last week, I admit that I couldn't get through all the veggies (and we were at the farm for 2 days too). So tonight I made "compost soup" - whatever veggies weren't used up from last week went into a big pot of soup (my brother coined this term). A potato base with turnips, cauliflower, radish, celery, carrots, etc. All pureed and then a touch of cream. Yum!

Oh, and just for fun I'll include these two shots. Willa was helping unpack the veggie bag and decided to give a few of them a try!

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Man, I sure wish we could do winter gardens like that! Sure looks good!
And, too cute....Willa takin a bite outta the veggies. Love it! Does she like veggies? My kids LOVED them at her age....they still do.

The kind of soup you did, we call garbage soup.....Fenyx calls it sloshmelah (not sure of spelling, but you get the idea). I love garbage soup...sometimes, when I make homemade chicken pot pies, I'll have filling left over. I freeze it and use it as a base for garbage soup. It has chicken, and mixed veggies already in it...so if I have left over veggies....I freeze them till I get enough stuff for a pot of soup.

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Oh, Willa is so cute! I think she's just licking the veggies carefully. emoticon

I'm trying to get more vegetables into my diet, and just got quite a big kohlrabi. I love those.

TM, it's great to have a garden and fresh food like that. I suspect that it's the summer where you have less fresh veggies, as opposed to us northern folks.

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We do have a narrower range of veggies in the summer. It's pretty much squash, tomatoes, okra and eggplant. We are working on extending spring and fall veggies into the hotter months though to give more variety (we'll be using lots of shade cloth this year). Eating in season during the summer can get very boring if you don't plan properly!

Willa was actually taking big bites from the cauliflower. I had to take it away from her because she was nibbling off all the tops! The radish, she sunk in her teeth in and declared "Picy!" (spicy). So that wasn't a favorite! She is starting to eat more and more veggies. I'm so glad she is over the bread and bananas phase. There were plenty of 'white' meals there for awhile...

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