Now the peas have popped out of the ground and established themselves we are making them trellises.
We make them trellises to climb up as they grow and to make it easier for us to weed between them and then to harvest from them.
We make our trellises from odd and ends we find around our farm.
We have some old chook fencing (first photo) and some farm gates. Usually farm gates are expensive but when we first moved here the paddocks were divided into horse paddocks with these gates between them, so we have many to use for trellising.
This morning at 4.30 I woke to what I thought was the sound of fire crackers outside my bedroom window.
Bren, on the other hand, knew straight away that a tree had fallen down and was even pretty sure he knew exactly which tree it was. I think that's pretty impressive considering we have over 20 acres of bush.
Although no structures or fencing were damaged by the fallen tree, it did fall onto the flying fox which is annoying.
We are a Certified Organic mixed family farm in Daylesford Victoria. We focus on sustainability and biodiversity. We have orchards, market gardens and chickens. We work with the seasons and in any given year will produce up to 40 varieties of apples, hazelnuts, berries, free range eggs and up to 30 different vegetables often with several varieties of each. We specialise in growing heirloom varieties with lots of different flavours and colours. We sell our produce to local cafés and restaurants, at farmer's markets and at our recently opened farm gate stall. Visitors to the stall are able to experience first hand where and how their produce is grown, talk to the growers and buy the freshest, just out of the ground produce.