It's that time of year again, when us growers spend it seems all our time trying to keep up with the veggies.
We turn our back for a moment and there is yet another Courgette that has decided it wanted to be a Marrow all along. Recipes are all around in Blogland for things to do with the vast number of courgettes, we are eating them everyday at the moment, and will continue to do so while the plants are throwing so many at us. There is at least two in every one of our jugs of juices, whether the recipe says courgette or not we add them simply to use them up.
Last night after drinking juices containing courgette all day we had oven roasted courgette, onions and tomatoes with garlic and chilli oil for tea, it was absolutely yummy. Mind you since we've been juicing ALL food tastes so much better, we can pick out individual flavours in a medley of items, it's as though our taste buds are super charged.
The pea pods fill with peas before our very eyes in the Tin Bath and drink up every bit of water we give them. It's been a bumper crop this year after the disappointment of last.
The cucumber plants have just started giving us a cucumber a day, and they taste absolutely gorgeous. You simply cannot beat a homegrown cucumber fresh off the plant with the lightest sprinkle of salt and black pepper.
We are not getting as many eggs at the moment, four of the girls have gone broody and are determined to sit on absolutely nothing. I go over to Chicken World whenever I am passing and fling open all available doors and flaps on the henhouse to try and cool them down and make nesting as unappealing as possible. Then I forcibly evict them and set them down next to the feeders or drinkers to try and distract them, but usually as soon as my back is turned there is a little line of hens going back up the ramp to once again take their places in the empty nest boxes.
It's a good job we have so many vegetables to eat and that we can do without our usual larger quantity of eggs.