Friday 24 July 2015
New Doors And Harvests
When we moved here one of the things that I really liked was the doors downstairs
I had a very good friend who likes to work with wood and I asked about doors being made for upstairs, our friend has come up trumps he arrived yesterday with doors and has been fitting them.
The new doors have been waxed to keep the beauty of the wood, they do give the house a nice cottage feel, at some point we send the doors from down stairs to be dipped and stripped then have them waxed.
I do love the new doors.
Today's harvest from the poly tunnel
French beans, I only have 4 plants in the tunnel this is the third picking from the plants they have been chopped up and gone in the freezer.
Yet more of the mange tout again it as been blanched and frozen
The Black Russian tomatoes are really big boys there was a couple ready today now sitting in the fridge
Cucumbers these have been sliced and dehydrated, they will be re-hydrated in vinegar with dill for instant dill pickles.
Courgettes plenty of those coming on I made some Courgette Bhaji today
They are really tasty, I shall make another batch up tomorrow to go in the freezer I also want to make some courgette soup, the rest of the courgettes will be grated and dehydrated for future cooking.
Tomorrow I must do some harvesting outside, everything is romping away its great being able to lay down stores, knowing we are now self sufficient in our own veg is good and there is plenty put away.