So - here it is.
The Farmer is a very efficient type and loves to crop every spare bit of The Farm. (There are lots of reasons for this - it helps control weeds and salinity plus it does give us more grain to sell at harvest. Got to keep your eye on the bottom line....) It is a standing joke on The Farm that he would dig up my lawn and crop it if he could. And this year he has been super sneaky.
|The Farmkid's Crop|
He and The Farmchildren have hand sown a barley and canola crop in my vegie patch!! Apparently it is a "trial". Given that trials are usually done by chemical or seed companies and are smack bang in the middle of our paddocks I am dubious to say the least. The Farmchildren even conned our local agronomist into checking their crop a few weeks ago. Needless to say he was most impressed. I think the high sowing rate has helped....
My last post mentioned that we had been mushrooming. I struck gold in the mushrooming department this week when I found this baby on the side of the driveway.
|The Mega Mushroom....|
Anyway - I had best get moving and cook dinner. We went out for an Italian night at a friend's last night and I have leftover Chianti that needs drinking too. (Which always makes me think of Hannibal Lecter in Silence Of The Lambs. Fortunately there isn't a fava bean to be seen in my kitchen so my liver should be pretty safe.)
|I Grew These!! Now I Just Need To Cook Them....|