Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting better

One of our goats was not feeling well, she refused to eat, was shivering with cold, had mild diarrhoea and showed a sudden drop in milk production. We took her away from our herd which is grazing a clover rich field, put het on hay and water only, give her a twice daily dose of baking soda and this morning the vet administered some antibiotics. She is now wearing the coat of Zoef our African sighthound to keep her warm. And she is eating again, a good sign of getting better!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Nice weather - nice hay. We added 1000 kg dried grass to our already sufficient winter stock.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yesterday and today

Yesterday we visited the folklore festival in a closeby village called Hrusov. They gave a demonstration of the traditional way of harvesting grain. Mowing and collecting by hand and threshing with this very big wooden machine.

Today the cooperative came to harvest the rye field in front of our house, part of it belongs to us. They came with four combine harvesters! The job was done within less then an hour.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fairy bench

A shelf fungus - or as we call it in Dutch a fairy bench (elfenbankje).


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Spaghetti squash

I grow several varieties of pumpkins; the one with the naked seeds indeed for the delicious seeds, the small sweet orange Uchi Kuri and the spaghetti squash. The spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) is also called vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash or spaghetti marrow and when raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash but cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti. I found interesting and very healthy recepies on the internet; Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin seed Pesto

However I made a less healthy but very tasty Pumpkin Pear Plum Pie with it;
you need for the pastry 200 gr flour, 75 gr sugar, 100 gr butter, 1 egg and a pinch of salt. As filling I used 150 ml plum in pieces, 100 ml pear in pieces, 750 ml boiled spaghetti squash, a few spoons of sugar and some cinnamon.

It was lovely, we finished it before I could take a picture...

Friday, August 13, 2010


Looking nice at 4 months, Tata. Hopefully she will go in lamb this autumn.

Yummy Yummy paprika

Sunny weather

Everything is shooting up; sunny weather and enough rain. Our vegetable garden is a disaster ..... weeds are growing faster then vegetables do. Flowers however are blooming.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


With a campsite, baby, guest dogs and a part time computer job to manage, our farm-work and farm-blog are a bit neglected...