This year I’ve grown sunflowers for the first time. They are magnificent flowers and I hope to be able to harvest seeds from them too.
This time of year, it is all about taking care of the produce from the garden. We harvest, eat, and preserve everything we cannot manage to eat fresh. It is fun to try out different preservation methods and watch the shelves in the pantry fill up.
This is a good way to use squash. The cake is very tasty and lasts for several days in room temperature.
The garden borders at Bliderud are under development. Some are created from scratch, while others are redesigned. But then again, I assume garden borders never are completely finished.
The long flower border is a combination of small trees, shrubs and perennials. For variation a few annuals are placed here and there every year.
Last night was dramatic on the farm. An old tractor digger we have borrowed from a friend self ignited and started to burn. I don’t know how it started, but I first noticed the smell, then saw what I first thought was fog. However, the combination made me run to find out what was happening.