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First asparagus harvest
2 years ago

First asparagus harvest

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It was strange working in the garden this afternoon. Normally it’s really enjoyable to be outside and work in the sun without any distraction. News doesn’t reach me when I’m …
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Harvesting apples
3 years ago

Harvesting apples

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After the cherries and the plums, we now are dealing with a bumper crop of apples. They came early this year. Last year we were too late with picking them. …
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Early garlic harvest
3 years ago

Early garlic harvest

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You might remember I planted my garlic in november last year. And earlier this month I harvested my first young garlic. Today it was time to harvest the first real …
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How to dry bay leaves
4 years ago

How to dry bay leaves

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It’s a great day to start drying our big bay leaf harvest. It will stay off and on sunny here for the upcoming two weeks. Perfect weather to process our …
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Harvesting and picking cherries in early june

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The cherry picking has begun this weekend. We have two cherry trees. One seems to produce sweeter cherries than the other. But both taste already excellent. Even though they are not all ripe yet. We will be picking them for a week or two from now on. I might make some jam out of them, depending on how much we have left. We’ll see. The first problem we have to solve though is how to pick them. The trees are pretty high.

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